I’m a newbie lifter, and you’ve probably seen me in this group before asking for advice on diet. I’ve recently only been able to manage 1-3 reps on my 50kg deadlift, and it’s annoying me that I seem to have plateaued (I went up pretty quickly from 30). Any tips on how to get a bigger deadlift?
- Guest asked 2 years ago
yes, do a 4th & maybe 5th rep on a lower weight. Even another couple on a lower weight again. (2-5kg less?) Dropping the weight but keeping the movement means your muscle is exhausted to its last human capacity, even on low weight. This kills it, so repair & growth is larger, building tolerance & strength. In a few weeks, try that 4th rep on 50kg I remember watching n interview with Schwarzenegger and he said they would push high 10 reps, then drop the weight for another 10, the drop for another 10, and so on, til they were shattered. Good luck! Keep us posted
|Would definitely adding a 4th or 5th rep at the same weight if you can. Once at 5 add a 1.25 or 2.5 each side for the next session. You could try switching your program to a 5×5 and it will shoot up.
I would NOT recommend dropsetting deadlifts