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I’ve churned through over 150,000 emails, social media comments and messages, and blog comments in the last 6 years.

And that means I’ve fielded a ton of questions.

As you can imagine, some questions pop up more often than others, and I thought it might be helpful to take a little time every month to choose a few and record and share my answers.

So, in this round, I answer the following question:

  • Are deadlifts worth the risk?

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 5:22 – Are deadlifts a risky or dangerous exercise for your average lifter or lifestyle bodybuilder?     

10:52 – What’s the best alternative to the conventional deadlift? Rack pulls.                          

11:22 – Do deadlifts hurt your biceps? 

15:56 – Is deadlifting especially difficult to recover from? Is 3 sets too much?

16:25 – What is CNS fatigue?        

18:42 – Why should you deadlift? What are the benefits of deadlifting?     

20:37 – Can deadlifts affect your hormones like testosterone?

24:18 – Do you need to deadlift? Are deadlifts required?

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