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    So, I'm going to start training with a coach to work on one of the lifts. I only have one day a week to do it, and would think that doing both DL and squats the same day might not be advisable. So, between the two, which should I do? Secondarily, is it possible to train both during an hour long session without hurting oneself or posting dismal numbers due to fatigue? Thanks.

  • #2
    you can definitely do both in the same session. do squats first.
    if you are going to pick between the two exercises, i would recommend squats. though, that might be just because i like them more.
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    • #3
      Yeah, if you've never done much of either you can certainly start off with both in the same session. But why the hour long session?
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      • #4
        It's not necessarily. If I do one, it will be a 1/2 hour.

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        • #5
          I do both squats and dl every week but several days apart. I'm very happy with the progress that I'm making so far. I haven't hurt my knees or back and I don't have chicken legs anymore. My guess would be that doing them on the same day would be better than doing them the next day.
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          • #6
            If I had my choice of which to get coaching on, I'd rather have coaching with squats. Deadlift is really pretty simple and form is a lot more important with squats.
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            • #7
              All of the above, +1. DLs and squats help each other - doing one makes you better at the other to some extent. You should aim for maybe 3 sets each of 4 or 5 compound exercises plus warmup in an hour session - squats, press, deadlift, chinups for instance. That basically will wipe you out and get you to "dismal fatigue" levels that you NEED to get much stronger very quickly. Then go back next time and do it again with heavier weights.
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              • #8
                Definitely. Deads are simple. Squats are often not.
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                • #9
                  deads may be simple, but I've never done them with heavy weights, so I'd like to lock in decent form before I screw up my back. In any event, it sounds like I can fit them both into a session. Thanks.

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                  • #10
                    I always do both.

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                    • #11
                      Since its a coaching session, I would get training on both. Then go pratice on your own. If you have a competent coach, you probably won't lift anything too heavy to affect your other lifts in a one hour session.
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                      • #12
                        You can and should work both in the same workout. Do the deads first, as form is more important...or more crucial to the exercise...and deads utilize more muscle groups than squats. You want to be as fresh as possible for the deads...especially if you.are going heavy. It doesn't sound like you are far enough along yet to worry about pre-fatiguing muscles yet (learn your form first).So, no need to do squats first. However, the converse is also true.You should expect to use less weight for squatting because you are doing deads first and your legs should be "gone" when done.
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                        • #13
                          If I had to choose I'd do squats - and they are my favourite lift. I do know though that I go against the common wisdom of CrossFit here - they tend to prefer deads and other posterior chain stuff. My suggestion would be to do both if at all possible, but more squats than deads. eg in Mehdis stronglift, squats are 5x5 every session, but deads are only 1x5 and only every other session.
                          I do disagree that deads are easy: if you don't keep your back straight you will hurt it, and if you have short hamstrings (and which man hasnt?) you might try to round your back at the bottom which is bad.
                          Also - I personally don't manage to put squats and deads in a one hour session (I do 3x5 on the and 5x5 on the squats). My suggestion: have the trainer show you both, and have another day in the week where you do them on your own. Whilst it is good to have someone to show you how it works (and to correct the form from time to time) you also need to learn to do it on your own.
                          Have fun - those two lifts are awesome.
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                          • #14
                            Another one: get the Rippetoe book (starting strength) and have a look at Mehdis website stronglifts.com.
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                            • #15
                              I've seen stronglifts and it's not for me. I'm also not interested in the Starting Strength program. I like what I do, I just want to add squats and deadlifts to it.

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