6 Common Deadlift Questions Answered

1)

What are the Benefits of High Rep Deadlifts?

The main benefit of high rep deadlifting is increasing muscle mass. However, there are other benefits such as increased strength, power and endurance. There are many different types of training methods for building muscle mass and each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. For example, low intensity training (LIT) tends to build lean body mass while high intensity training (HIST), which involves heavy weights, tends to increase muscle size. LIT is usually used when the goal is to lose fat or gain muscle mass. HIST may be used for improving athletic performance or gaining strength and power. Some studies have shown that LIT results in greater gains than HIST in terms of strength and power.

2)

How Many Reps Should I Do?

There is no set number of reps for high rep deadlifts. You should do what works best for your current level of fitness and goals. Generally speaking, higher rep sets are better if you want to improve strength and power, but lower rep sets will probably result in more muscle growth. The ideal range would be between 3-6 reps per set with 1-3 minutes rest between sets. If you feel like doing more, go ahead!

3)

What Muscle Groups Can High Rep Deadlifts Work?

The deadlift can work several muscle groups at the same time. Most of these are in the legs and back of the body, but it can also target muscles in the arms, hips, core and chest. When you do deadlifts your calves and even toes will contract in order to stabilize your feet. This is because all of your muscles work together to keep your body balanced.

4)

What is the Difference Between a Romanian Deadlift and a Regular Deadlift?

The romanian deadlift (RDL) is basically a deadlift where the bar is lowered in a downward motion until the thighs are almost parallel to the ground. The regular deadlift starts from the floor, like the name implies. There is some debate over which one is better for muscle hypertrophy or developing stronger muscles.

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