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2011 Deadlift Progression 440-557lbs (157lbs bodyweight)


#1

(Sorry about the multi-post!)
My first post here..hope this is the right place for this sort of thing!

Wanted to make this as a "thank you" to John Pinder, for taking me under his wing and teaching me how to deadlift! Thank you John.

Body weight ranged from 155-157lbs in these clips.


#2

Proof that beards increase poundage.

good job and gratz on the beard (since you triple posted lol)


#3

Thanks man, I grow it to bust plateaus :smiley:

Sorry for the first post fail.


#4

haha it's not a problem, you aren't the first and most definitely won't be the last


#5

fierce hook grip brother


#6

Sweeet !


#7

So what did your training look like to take you from 440-557 during the last year? I'm sure everybody would love to read about it.


#8

Thanks you guys!

My training was pretty simple really. Something I didn't do, was any specialty exercises. Leading up to 440ish I had occasionally used deficit deadlifts, bands, rack pulls. Also things like pull-thru's, GHRs, etc. Nor did I do any rep work like I had before.

I pulled heavy singles once a week, but multiple of them. Anywhere from 3-7 singles at 90+%. That brought me to my first 500 pull. After that competition, my knee was finally healed after an 8 month squat lay-off, so I was hungry to squat. I ran Smolov Jr. for squats, and deadlifted singles in the same way during that time. My weights were weak because I was extremely fatigued. After it was over and I rested a few days and got my first 525 beltless. Once I belted up, and rested a week for the meet, I pulled 557.

That pretty much covers it. I owe it to the form changes, and the squats.


#9

Nice


#10

Nice progress but nothing revolutionary to get there it has to be said


#11

Nope no secrets, tricks, or gimmicks. Just hard work, and doing what works.


#12

very nice.


#13

This is fucking awesome. Way to go, man.


#14

Awesome work dude. Very motivational!


#15

How old are you? Great progress man, I'm impressed!


#16

I'm currently 23, so I'm considered "Junior". Thanks :slight_smile: