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  • Posted On: 10-04-18, 1:57 am (EDT) #1

    What made deadlifts popular?

    October 4, 2018, 1:57 am

    I remember In the late 90’s I was the only guy at the gym that did deadlifts, yet squats were super popular . I had to find a spot in the gym with room and had to set the weights down gentle because there was no pads or platforms available. 

    ‘Now 20 years later, same town different gym , we have 3 lifting platforms but only 2 squat racks.  I Now see so many people deadlifting , even little 90 pound ladies, and now I see way less people doing squats.  

    I guess gym trends are just that, we see trends come and go but I know one thing, every young guy that comes to the gym will do curls and bench hahaha. 

     

    Sorry I’m just sharing thoughts from an older lifter . 

    ‘Rock on guys. 

     

  • Posted On: 10-05-18, 12:16 am (EDT) #2

    What made deadlifts popular?

    October 5, 2018, 12:16 am
    Posted by: Herculesinwyo

    I remember In the late 90’s I was the only guy at the gym that did deadlifts, yet squats were super popular . I had to find a spot in the gym with room and had to set the weights down gentle because there was no pads or platforms available. 

    ‘Now 20 years later, same town different gym , we have 3 lifting platforms but only 2 squat racks.  I Now see so many people deadlifting , even little 90 pound ladies, and now I see way less people doing squats.  

    I guess gym trends are just that, we see trends come and go but I know one thing, every young guy that comes to the gym will do curls and bench hahaha. 

     

    Sorry I’m just sharing thoughts from an older lifter . 

    ‘Rock on guys. 

     

    @herculesinwyo That's interesting actually, from what I normally see, it's the opposite.. more racks than there are deadlift platforms. Like at the gym I go to at the moment, I have to deadlift over in a corner next to a squat rack, without a platform.

     

    Interesting to know different gyms have different priorities!

  • Posted On: 10-13-18, 5:14 pm (EDT) #3

    What made deadlifts popular?

    October 13, 2018, 5:14 pm

    Maybe it’s because my current gym originally started as a CrossFit gym, that trend faded and now most are there for normal gym activity lol.

    I recall having to find a corner in the gym for deadlifts and actually they didn’t want us doing them, but we did anyway.m

  • Posted On: 10-15-18, 12:30 am (EDT) #4

    What made deadlifts popular?

    October 15, 2018, 12:30 am
    Posted by: Herculesinwyo

    Maybe it’s because my current gym originally started as a CrossFit gym, that trend faded and now most are there for normal gym activity lol.

    I recall having to find a corner in the gym for deadlifts and actually they didn’t want us doing them, but we did anyway.m

    @herculesinwyo That could be it! It's really frustrating how some commercial gyms are trying to say you can't deadlift any more.. ridiculous.

  • Posted On: 10-22-18, 4:12 pm (EDT) #5

    What made deadlifts popular?

    October 22, 2018, 4:12 pm

    Well if it ever comes to that for me, I guess I can make my 2000 square foot unfinished basement in to a home gym. Yet that could get expensive.

  • Posted On: 10-22-18, 10:18 pm (EDT) #6

    What made deadlifts popular?

    October 22, 2018, 10:18 pm
    Posted by: Herculesinwyo

    Well if it ever comes to that for me, I guess I can make my 2000 square foot unfinished basement in to a home gym. Yet that could get expensive.

    @herculesinwyo It's convenient to be able to lift at home though! Depending on how much equipment you want though, it can get expensive.

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