Recently I was reading article by Louie Simmons on Overcoming Dead lift Plateaus.
HIGHLIGHTS of the article:
Most lifters dead lift too often and too heavy. This has an ill effect on the central nervous system
We know that if weights closer to 90% RM are used for three weeks or longer, CNS will surrender to stress
There must be methods used to develop speed and acceleration; the quicker the bar Is locked out, the less chance for the grip to give out
He advocates use of exercises that MIMIC DLs such as Good Mornings with varied type of bars, using all types of stances, Squats with all type of bars and bar positions
If you do all deadlifting, it is a matter of time before your deadlift will stall, or even worse, injury will stop all progress. Why? No ones body will equally distribute the work evenly between the lower, mid, and upper back
Bob Peoples taught the best method of using the abs in the deadlift to me. He said It was best to breath into the stomach only, not the chest. This will stabilize and support the lower back, and it does not elongate the spine. The shorter the spine, the better the dead lifter
How lame a statement is that Deadlifting heavy "too often" (not defining what too often is) causes your CNS to breakdown and doing MIMIC excercises wont??
PS: I never knew spine changes its length while dealifting.