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17 yo 595 Deadlift


#1

This is my son, age 17 and a shade under 220. He's competing in the AAU Raw Nationals in RI next month. Best lifts are this 575 deadlift, 555 squat, no wraps, and a 315 bench.

Just wanted to brag a bit. He holds three APA age group records and the national AAU squat, deadlift, and total in the 220 Raw division.

Wish him luck at the nationals.


#2

Awesome numbers. Best of luck.


#3

Freaky


#4

jealous


#5

Thats amazing man, good luck to him, I'm with caveman, jealous as hell. Post some videos of the meet if you can.


#6

That is great! I would expect his bench to be MUCH higher compared to those other numbers but still awesome for 17!


#7

Awesome!! Very impressive for just 17. Best of luck at nationals. You must be proud.


#8

Hope he goes all the way to be a champ in his sport. You have every right to be proud.


#9

Oh yeah, well I can curl 165!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111

Hah, In all seriousness you should be a proud ass dad, guy is a fucking monster, and looks athletically huge, has good proportions should he ever want to go into bodybuilding instead. Great dedication and mass, always shows a dedicated dad with a home gym.


#10

Great lifting and lots of potential. A little bit of form work and hes got a 600 pull in him.


#11

Perhaps he has very good leverages for squat and deadlift and less outstanding levers for bench.

Sure adds up to a damn good total.


#12

Pete's been training only 2 years, and his leverages are great for squat and deads. He has a lot of potential and really studies form. He's had 3 competitions and at each one he's sought out and received great advice from some great lifters- help from Brent Howard and Al Bianchi, both were one and two at the deadlift competition at this years Arnold Classic at 242.

If you are training a young kid the best thing to do is have him enter some meets. For the most part older lifters are very helpful to younger kids and a kid can learn a lot about form, training, etc and get a lot better than lifting with poor form in a basement. filming workouts has also been a huge plus as well. Hopefully bench numbers will go up. Yesterday he did 3 strict reps with 300 so that's a good sign.


#13

Wow that is a really strong kid. Im actually more impressed with his squat, to be honest.


#14

Good stuff man...kick ass in the Nationals Pete!!


#15

Peter competed in the AAU 100% Raw Nationals today,winning the teen 220 division and getting 2nd in the men's open. Lifts were 551 squat, 330 bench and 595 deadlift for a total 1477. Good lifts for such strict rules and lifting only 2 years. He's put almost 100 lbs on his total in 2010, lifting at home and videotaping a lot of his workouts.

If you are training a teen competing is a great incentive for their progress.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzcKc7zYf_Q Deadlift

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5BBhaTl7JA Bench

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmf6rUgDS3M Squat


#16

I'm a teen and I'm definitely using his lifts as incentives. Of course, I'm not 220 (181), but they're all awesome weights!


#17

thats some awesome lifting. as another 181 i can't hope to compare, but i take inspiration from this.


#18

Great Work!!! Keep Rock'n


#19

That is really impressive. Awesome to see such a strong father-son relationship in such a positive manner. Good luck to the both of you.


#20

Still at it: That's 545 on the bar.