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3x Bodyweight Deadlift and 500 lb. Club


#1

I set a goal a year back to hit a 500 pound deadlift before my birthday (today). Yesterday was the day I tried it, and I was very happy to pull it off. Another goal I had was to hit 3x bodyweight, so after hitting 500 I tried 515 and was extremely happy to get that one. The deadlift is definitely my favorite lift. I hit 405x10 the week before so according to rep calulators I should have hit these numbers easy, but I am much better pulling for reps so I was a little skeptical. I got motivated when Thor put up his 3x bodyweight pull so I thought I would post mine up as well.

Here is the video of 515. It is 5 plates, but 2 of the bumper plates are 25 kg (55 pounds).

After that I hit a pr on RDL's of 425x6. I did 405 the time before, but after pulling 515 this felt light as shit in my hands. It's funny how that works, because I thought I would be spent.

I know most people aren't as interested in watching reps, but here is the 405x10 from last week. I will have to come up with some new goals for this year.


#2

Links are bad.


#3

Only the 3rd link works, well done on the lifts. You're intensity is spot on, however you pull from quite a high hip position and may want to try starting with your butt a bit lower. I don't see significant rounding so it's not like your current form is horrible (it's a lot better than most you see), but you may find your lower back likes a slightly lower start better though. You seem to have a bit of trouble at lockout with a lot of your reps but that may be down to you stiff legging the reps a bit and relying to much on the lower back.


A working link to your 515 video


#4

Sorry about that guys here are the good links. Don't know why they didn't work.

515 deadlift

RDL 425x6

Deadlifts 405x10


#5

Congrats on the pull.

Out of curiosity, how much were you pulling a year ago when you set this goal?


#6

My max on my last birthday last year (August 29) was 405x2 and I pulled 405x10 and 515x1 in the past week, so I am quite happy with my progress this year. The deadlift is my favorite lift.


#7

Holy shit, is that Vision fitness in portsmouth nh?


#8

Awesome milestone.

Congrats.


#9

Great Job Bruno, what else is there to say? Onward and upward I guess.


#10

Thanks guys.

Lonnie- I like that, onward and upward


#11

Great lift!
Congratulations on reaching your goals.


#12

Thanks Csar!


#13

Very nice!

Koing