Technique is always important, especially in deadlifting.
I really like the "so you think you can deadlift"series on youtube.
There are so u think u can squat and bench too.
When my back was under controll (i hurt it when I was 16 and it still bothers me on and off) I started deadlifting.
I warmed up, lowered the reps as the weight got heaver and than I took a weight between 85-95% of 1rm and I did an all out set til failure.
That was it.
Deadlifted every other week.
Went from 170kg 1rm my first ever session to 240kg 1rm in 6 months.
So the program worked well.
I could never deadlift every week. It took 2 weeks to recover.. you might wanna try that if 531 doesnt work for ye
Edited by PeterSweden, 24 February 2014 - 01:32 PM.