There are many ways to bust a plateau as there are ways to cook shrimp scampi, but many fail to use them when they are faced with one. The reason is, guys who hit deadlift plateaus often fall into three categories. The first one is the easily identifiable plateaus. These are the typical trainers who do the same deadlift workout day after day, week after week, month after month…you get the picture. Or secondly, you are the type to try the next latest and greatest workout to hit the streets, failing to give it enough (typically around six weeks) time to see if it is effective or not. However, this can often not be the case with the above mentioned, maybe it could be the third reason. You actually have a imbalance or glaring weakness that is preventing you from reaching your true potential until you do something to fix it.
Let’s be honest here, you workout the body parts and focus on areas that you have hulk like strength in or muscle groups that you just love to workout. The truth of the matter is, if you want complete and total body development, you need to come to the realization that you have weak points and imbalances that you need to overcome first. Start with the deadlift for instance. If you can bust the plateau on this power exercise, then you ca start seeing improvement in all other exercises.