Haven't done deadlifts in decades. You guys really are making it sound great!
Still working up my squat form, probably will defer deadlifts a few more weeks.
@ jmsmall hehe you should give them a go again
they are total beast mode lol
RichMahogany~ I never thought my petite self could be the reason why my big lifts progress very slow. Makes sense!
I'm also probably not recovering well. Thanks for pointing this out! I have good eats, (plants & animals) but I'm probably not eating enough. I get full fast and eating past 2000 cals I have to MAKE myself eat.
I rarely stretch :/
I deadlift twice a week 1 set of heavy 5 reps
Moral of the story: Remember it's not lifting that makes your muscles stronger, it's recovering from lifting.
Eat more and sleep more and you'll lift more. It's actually that simple.
No offense to Rippetoe, I am a huge fan of his and have used Starting Strength with success before, but I definitely don't agree with him on everything (deadlift volume being one of them) and many other coaches I respect, while they respect him, too, disagree with him on many things as well.