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Offline bfred5

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how many times a week do you squat and deadlift?
« on: October 24, 2010, 09:06:15 AM »
a quick question for anybody but how many times a week do you squat and deadlift?
 

Offline deeja

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Re: squating and deadlifts
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 10:09:46 AM »
squat once a week, deadlift once a week
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Re: squating and deadlifts
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2010, 11:09:14 AM »
My workout is squat 3 times a week, and deadlift either once or twice depending on the A-B-A schedule. Ex: Deadlift on B days, Mon = A, Wed = B, Fri = A, Mon = B, Wed = A, Fri =  B etc.
 

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Re: squating and deadlifts
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 01:40:32 PM »
squat once a week, deadlift once a week

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Re: how many times a week do you squat and deadlift?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 02:20:12 PM »
Once a week for each, unless i wanna get a head start on next week's workouts 8)
 

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Re: how many times a week do you squat and deadlift?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 03:34:48 PM »
I do each once a week, as far away from each other as possible so that neither exercise interferes with the other. So for example, if I squat on monday, I won't deadlift until either thursday or friday so that the soreness from one doesn't affect/weaken the other
 

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Re: how many times a week do you squat and deadlift?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2010, 05:17:25 PM »
squats 2x a week and deads once, sometimes twice, but usually just once
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Re: how many times a week do you squat and deadlift?
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2010, 06:38:02 PM »
i'll squat once, and some weeks i will deadlift on my leg and back days, others I might not do deadlifts at all, deadlifts are a great exercise however i feel if you do them to regulary they can stress your body out too much ( mainly on low calorie diets ) i usualy switch between deadlifts and bent over rows on my back days
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Re: how many times a week do you squat and deadlift?
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2010, 04:04:23 AM »
I know a very good trainer who has an awesome deadlift.  He tells people to squat every week but only deadlift every other week. 
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Re: how many times a week do you squat and deadlift?
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2010, 01:10:06 PM »
#x a week, M, W, F.  I do a total body workout those days with major lifts: Squat, dead, bench, rows, + some other work in areas i feel I need it.  I keep sets to 4-5 per exercise though.  THis is for about an 8 week plan to gain some mass and lose a little fat.  Very intense workouts that leave you exhausted.
 

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Re: how many times a week do you squat and deadlift?
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2010, 04:49:16 PM »
#x a week, M, W, F.  I do a total body workout those days with major lifts: Squat, dead, bench, rows, + some other work in areas i feel I need it.  I keep sets to 4-5 per exercise though.  THis is for about an 8 week plan to gain some mass and lose a little fat.  Very intense workouts that leave you exhausted.
this sounds like some serious over-training bro, it can take days for major muscle groups to recover fully, and you want your legs chest and back to be fully recovered before training them, especially on a bulk
 

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Re: how many times a week do you squat and deadlift?
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2010, 10:19:45 AM »
#x a week, M, W, F.  I do a total body workout those days with major lifts: Squat, dead, bench, rows, + some other work in areas i feel I need it.  I keep sets to 4-5 per exercise though.  THis is for about an 8 week plan to gain some mass and lose a little fat.  Very intense workouts that leave you exhausted.
this sounds like some serious over-training bro, it can take days for major muscle groups to recover fully, and you want your legs chest and back to be fully recovered before training them, especially on a bulk
For some it might be overtraining, but it works great for me.  When I do splits I see very little gain.  I have always been quick to recover.
 

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Re: how many times a week do you squat and deadlift?
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2010, 07:47:43 PM »
i was recomended by a bodybuilder to do that kind of routine too hey,, doing it every second day

Mon
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Sat
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Re: how many times a week do you squat and deadlift?
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2010, 06:01:55 AM »
I believe the key is "listening" to your body.  When I am training that frequently I don't hit the muscles with a huge amount of exercises and sets, but usually one type of exercise for the major muscles that workout for 4-5 heavy sets(after a warm up or 2).  The next workout I may switch up the exercises done.
An example is Monday if I do Squats 4-5 sets heavy and Deads, I may do hack squats and the sled on Wed.  It really depends how I feel.  Some people don't respond to this frequent training as well and would rather blast body parts so they are sore as he!! the next day.  I do physical labor and a lot of walking as well in my job, so this is generally not an option. 
To get cut I would drop the weights a little and do a few more sets/reps.  THe weight loss is the hardest for me and good old stairmaster does the trick.  It also helps shred my legs and I can do less leg work when I am really pushing it on the cardio.  Just my experiences personally over the past 20+ years.
 

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Re: how many times a week do you squat and deadlift?
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2010, 07:07:35 AM »
#x a week, M, W, F.  I do a total body workout those days with major lifts: Squat, dead, bench, rows, + some other work in areas i feel I need it.  I keep sets to 4-5 per exercise though.  THis is for about an 8 week plan to gain some mass and lose a little fat.  Very intense workouts that leave you exhausted.
this sounds like some serious over-training bro, it can take days for major muscle groups to recover fully, and you want your legs chest and back to be fully recovered before training them, especially on a bulk
For some it might be overtraining, but it works great for me.  When I do splits I see very little gain.  I have always been quick to recover.

I'm the exact same way. I've tried almost every kind of workout and split I could fine, but since I started this routine 7 weeks ago, I've seen monstrous gains and very little soreness. I squat before every workout; 2 warm ups then 5 working sets of 5 and then whatever the workout calls for that day. Deadlift says "1x5" which is 2 warm ups and 1 working set, but if you do that twice a week it's just enough where you feel it but not so much that it's over training. I substituted inverted rows for 5x5 bent rows too.
 
I swear by this routine and will probably do it for another month and see if I stall at all. If I'm still adding weight, then I won't fix what isn't broken.