I’ve been at this over 10 years. I did powerlifting for years at first. I got strong as fuck. I stayed small. I changed it up and grew.
These two exercises are fucking shit for gaining muscle. They give back not nearly as much as they take. They exhaust you(particularly deadlifts) while being crap for hypertrophy.
I do front squats and stiff legged deadlifts only now and i wish i had made the change YEARS ago. These two tax you half as much while both giving better hypertrophy.