You know, deadlifting, frequency, training ideology is heavily debated. I dont think there is any one great formula that works.
I know that most great deadlifters, were already inherently strong at that lift without training it or very little to begin with.
Research would indicate that you can have a great deadlift and NEVER deadlift. There is a study that was done at the 1968 Olympics where the weightlifters were tested concerning their overall strength/ speed with regards to only weightlifting movements.
What was found, is that the weightlifters JUMPED Higher than the HIGH JUMPERS and that the weightlifters were FASTER than the sprinters at the Olympic training center. WOW!!
What this also tells us, is that because the Olympic lifts, snatch and clean and jerk, and associated training movements of these athletes yields greater watts of energy than squatting or just deadlifting alone, that there is great benefit to doing these movements.
I think that by just adding GOOD MORNINGS and Working some hang cleans, power cleans, and doing some secondary pull movements (as in the snatch at the secondary stage, would greatly enhance a persons ability to move greater weight in the deadlift.
It is said, that weightlifters that can clean in the 300-350 range, and never deadlift, can pull 600 lbs deadlift without any problem, and yet never deadlift. hmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
I believe the watts generated during a deadlift is under 800 watts. Adversly, the watts generated in the secondary pull of the snatch is over 3,000 watts. Even at lighter weight, the benefit ratio is ENORMOUS.
Something to think about guys
Indy Power Team