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Should I Do Deadlifts On Leg Day Or Back Day?


What Day Should I Do Deadlifts?

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, we’re answering a viewer question who asked, should I do deadlifts on leg day or back day?

Today’s viewer question is from #AskLiveLeanTV Ep. 022.

@dex2real on Snapchat asks:

Deadlifts, the king of all exercises! Is it better to perform them on back day or leg day?


Should I Do Deadlifts On Leg Day Or Back Day?

Jess: I always consider deadlifts to be a leg exercise that also works the back.

However, I do know that some people consider them a back exercise.

Would you ever write a deadlift into a back workout?

Brad: In some workout programs, I’ll write a posterior chain day.

The posterior chain means it’s all exercises on the back of your body.

This means I would have you doing hamstrings exercises as well as your lower back and lats.

Jess: However, if I was writing a back specific workout, I don’t think I would put deadlifts in there.

Brad: I would maybe put some good mornings in there to work the lower back.

Jess: Yeah, that is ver similar, but the weight is on your shoulders, instead of in front of you.

I consider deadlifts a leg exercise, specifically for the glutes and hamstring.

Brad: Yeah, I would mostly put deadlifts in leg day.

Jess: I would consider deadlifts as one of the king exercises.

However, I don’t know if they are the king.

Brad: It’s up for debate.

Jess: I think squats are the king.

Brad: I think I would go with barbell deadlifts.

Jess: Really?

Brad: Yes, deadlifts, do them.


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