i hate that phrase.. overtraining! ben esgro did squats and presses DAILY 3 weeks out of contest.. overtraining hardly ever happens to non elite athletes its usually lack of food or sleep.
deads take 7-21 day recovery.. false.. i hit my heaviest deadlift last month.. WHILE DIETING and working back twice a week... 518lb.. my heaviest by over 12lb.
my dead lift consisted of 4 sets of 20 at 120kg, 2 sets of 10 at 160-180kg then 1 set heavy...