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ActivitiesGuy Log III: Chasing The 700 Pound Deadlift

#1855

Wednesday 3/13

Axle Deadlift (Wagon Wheels)

5x115
5x205
5x295
3x385
1x475
1x565

#1856

Thursday 3/14

Axle Deadlift (Wagon Wheels)

5x115
5x205
5x295
3x385
1x475
1x565

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#1857

Friday 3/15

Axle Deadlift (Wagon Wheels)

5x145
5x235
5x325
1x415
1x505
1x595
1x595

#1858

Saturday 3/16

Back Squat

5x135
5x165
5x195
5x225
5x255
5x270

#1859

Sunday 3/17

Spinning Bike (5 Minutes)

Axle Deadlift (Plates)

1x145
1x145
1x235
1x235
1x325
1x325
1x415
1x415
1x515 (strapless PR)
1x515 (ditto)

On a lark today, decided to try and set a new PR for strapless axle deadlift (most of the workouts I do with the axle, the first 2-3 sets are double overhand, then straps come on for the remainder of the workout, though I’ve gotten lazy about labeling them all). This is the first time I’ve pulled above 500 without straps. In conjunction with my goal of a 700 pound conventional-height barbell deadlift, I would also love to pull 600+ on an axle without straps.

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#1860

Is that strapless with mixed grip or double oh? Either way that’s a strong fuckin grip you’ve got there.

#1861

Mixed grip lol. Most I’ve ever done double overhand & strapless on the axle is like 295! Though I am trying to work on that a bit as well.

#1862

Okay, good, I was gonna say, you need to sign up for a strongman event yesterday. You need to do that anyway, but 515 double overhand axle pull would be unreal. No matter what, that’s a hell of a feat man. Definitely shows that straps don’t limit your grip.

#1863

Lol, indeed, 515 double overhand axle pull with no straps would be close to the IronMind Apollon’s Axle world record.

I prefer doing most of my heaviest pulls with straps so grip isn’t a concern, but I try to do just enough strapless work so I have confidence that I can still pull a decent weight without them.

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#1864

Monday 3/18

Axle Deadlift (Plates)

5x145
5x235
1x325
1x325
1x415
1x415
1x505

#1865

Tuesday 3/19

Axle Deadlift (Plates)

5x145
5x235
1x325
1x325
1x415
1x415
1x505
1x505

#1866

Wednesday 3/20

Axle Deadlift (Plates)

5x145
5x235
1x325
1x325
1x415
1x415
1x505

#1867

Thursday 3/21

Axle Deadlift (Plates)

5x145
5x235
1x325
1x325
1x415
1x415
1x505

#1868

Friday 3/22

Deadlift

5x165
5x255
1x345
1x435
1x525
1x555

Worked out at 7AM today because I’m going to the NCAA wrestling tournament with my brother and my dad. 525 felt a little sluggish so I decided to take a small jump and finish at 555.

4 Likes
#1869

Saturday 3/23

Back Squat

5x135
5x165
5x195
5x225
5x255
5x275
5x275

Axle Deadlift (Wagon Wheels)

5x115
5x115
5x205
5x205
5x295
10x385

4 Likes
#1870

last couple sessions looked strong, keep it going

#1871

Sunday 3/24

Deadlift

5x135
5x225
1x315
1x315
1x405
1x405
1x495
1x495
1x495

#1872

How was the wrestling action?

How big is Carl Sanderson’s head in real life? Dude’s melon looks enormous on TV.

#1873

@isdatnutty

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#1874

yesss

1 Like