I recently switched to TM, and I'm following the template here. However, my deadlift has regressed in strength. I was able to do 405x5 before starting the program and yesterday I struggled to do 430x2.
I feel like deadlifts are being left in the dust after 5x5 squats and that a major lift is being half-assed. Should I accept the strength loss? Switch to rack pulls and haltings? Do deadlifts on intensity day? It's my favorite lift but I can't practice it to its full potential after 5x5 squats.
I appreciate any help. I wanted to reach a 500 deadlift before the end of the year but I've been struggling lately.
I just switched to TM, and I can't be bothered making an entire post, but I have a question.
I just flicked through that T-nation article, it mentions for the intensity day to warm-up, then work up in singles or doubles to a new 5RM (or 3RM or 1RM).
Does that mean a warm-up similar to what is usually done, and then slowly add small increments of weight for singles (or doubles) until you reach your 5RM work weight, or does it mean warm-up with the normal weight structure but just use singles and doubles as you close in on the working weight. I hope that made sense.
At the moment I'm just warming up like usual and then pumping out a 5RM, which often ends up being a 6RM, courtesy of my body always surprising me.