Today I officially finished my first week of the workout routine "Boost Your Deadlift 40 Pounds in 6 Weeks!" by Chad Waterbury. My old deadlift max is 425 (pulled sumo style), but i've stalled on that number for about 3 months now. I want to hit at least 455 for my upcoming pl competition on Oct. 10 (in my weight class, 148lbs, it will be a raw/junior division state record), but more would be just fine with me, so I decided to switch back to conventional for the time being and give this a shot. Here's what I've done so far to kill that d.l. pr:
Week 1 workout 1:
rack pulls (from approx 3in below lockout) 2x6 @ 465 (no straps allowed in my workouts) wide grip pullups (with fat gripz) 10x5 b.w. 1 arm db rows (with fat grips) 4x8 50lbs
Week 1 workout 2:
rack pulls (from approx 3in below lockout) 2x6 (465, 475) no straps box squats 8x2 (235, 245, 255, 265, 275x4) wide grip pullups (with fat gripz) 10x6 b.w. 1 arm db rows (with fat grips) 4x10 50 lbs
I'll keep this updated as the weeks progress, any advice, comments, or encouragement is more than welcome.