Will doing Deadlifts every day kill you? Find out!
If you are going to try this, please do read his advice. (And read all about Nemesis Programming HERE)
I have done two cycles of a 21-day challenge with a variant of Deadlift Nemesis. On one of them, my plan was to go further, but I nearly broke my toe being a moron, LOL.
However, if we treat the word “deadlift” more liberally to include Clean Pulls and Romanian Deadlifts then we’ve had a ton of lifters do “Pull” Nemesis. At this point, I can’t count the number of athletes who have successfully done pulls in Nemesis-style every day for very long periods of time.
What’s different about what Eric is doing is that he’s doing POWERLIFTING-style deadlifts.
If I was going to advise someone — someone who only wants to improve athletic performance, or become a better Olympic lifter — on what kind of “Deadlift” Nemesis they should do, it would be a combination of Clean Pulls for your Ramp, and Romanian Deadlifts for your back off sets. That’s a strategy I have seen work with many people.
That said… there is something fun about pushing boundaries 😉 And, I’m personally planning to do another cycle of Sumo-Deadlift Nemesis this year — just after I get done with Pistol-Squat Nemesis, which I’m doing right now.
The main bit of advice that Eric is getting at is that you should use your brain and not act like a moron.
Nemesis is the OPPOSITE of “Hardcore”. It’s about training Hard AND Smart AND Fun — all at the same time. If you let one of those drop, you’re not doing Nemesis.
Now go lift something heavy,