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ActivitiesGuy Log III: Chasing The 700 Pound Deadlift


#1803

Wow wasn’t expecting that. Opened up looking for a 500+ deadlift and what did I see…SQUAAAAATS. Nice work


#1804

Lol. I’ve made no secret that the deadlift is my favorite and the single lift I’ve chosen to keep answering the basic question: “am I getting stronger?”

But I do like to get at least one squat workout in per week, even if it’s a pretty light one. Of late I’ve also been making it a point not to grind on squats - even if that means keeping the weight pretty light.


#1805

Sunday 2/10

Back Squat

5x135
5x165
5x195
5x225
5x255

Sandbag Lift

1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200


#1806

Monday 2/11

Deadlift

5x135
5x225
5x315
1x405
1x495
1x585


#1807

Tuesday 2/12

Deadlift

5x135
5x225
5x315
1x405
1x495
1x600


#1808

Wednesday 2/13

Axle Deadlift (Plates)

5x115
5x205
5x295
5x385
1x475 (straps)
1x565 (straps)


#1809

Thursday 2/14

Axle Deadlift (Plates)

5x115
5x205
5x295
1x385
1x475 (straps)
1x505 (straps)
1x595 (straps)

This was a hell of a lift. Really pleased with it. Video coming.


#1810

#1811

Damn nice lift man!


#1812

Nice work. Your back doesn’t bother you doing that many deadlift days in a row?


#1813

Nope, totally fine. A couple of reasons why this is probably so:

  1. total volume in all of my sessions tends to be pretty low. You can see that most sessions are only 6-8 total sets, taking about 15-20 minutes, and only three of those are at any sort of work weight. This was inspired by a program called Daily Dose Deadlift; I just have kinda run with it for several years now, and it seems to keep working well enough for my goals.

  2. I rarely do a true “max” lift or ball-buster set. Even my new 1RM’s usually look like there may have been a little more in the tank. I’m doing this for the long haul. Admittedly, I’d have to take this a little differently if I was going to compete.


#1814

Friday 2/15

Deadlift

5x135
5x225
5x315
1x405
1x495
1x585


#1815

Saturday 2/16

Back Squat

5x135
5x165
5x195
5x225
5x255

Front Squat

2x255
2x255
2x255
2x255


#1816

Sunday 2/17

Deadlift

1x135
1x225
1x315
1x405
1x495
1x525
1x555


#1817

Strong DL session has been done, maxing out this week?


#1818

Monday 2/18

Deadlift

5x135
5x225
1x315
1x405
1x495
1x585


#1819

Tuesday 2/19

Deadlift

5x135
5x225
1x315
1x405
1x495
1x585


#1820

Wednesday 2/20

Deadlift

5x135
5x225
1x315
1x405
1x495
1x585


#1821

Thursday 2/21

Deadlift

5x135
5x225
1x315
1x405
1x495
1x525
1x615

I’d like to start pulling over 600 on a regular basis to get accustomed to the heavier weights. Sort of like I built the strength & confidence to hit 600 by doing 545 a bunch of times until it was a weight that I knew was ALWAYS there, I’ll build confidence for 650-plus by making 615 an always-there weight. Of course, tonight’s pull at 615 was a bit of a grinder, so I’ve got some work to do!


#1822

Nice to see 600+ up again. Good of you to give the people what they want :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: