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ActivitiesGuy Log III: Chasing The 700 Pound Deadlift


#1823

Friday 2/22

Deadlift

5x165
5x255
1x345
1x435
1x525
1x615


#1824

I think I’m gonna look into this approach with axle deadlifts.


#1825

Saturday 2/23

Back Squat

5x135
5x165
5x195
5x225
5x255
2x290
2x345
2x345


#1826

Sunday 2/24

Sandbag Lift

1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200


#1827

Monday 2/25

Axle Deadlift (Plates)

5x145
5x235
5x325
3x415
1x505
1x505


#1828

Tuesday 2/26

Axle Deadlift (Plates)

5x145
5x235
5x325
3x415
1x505
1x505


#1829

Wednesday 2/27

Axle Deadlift (Plates)

5x145
5x235
5x325
3x415
1x505
1x505


#1830

What kind of rest periods are you taking between sets, usually?


#1831

Thursday 2/28

Axle Deadlift (Plates)

5x145
5x235
5x325
3x415
1x505
1x505


#1832

Pretty short - probably about 90 seconds, maybe 2 minutes by the heaviest rep or two of the day. I try to get most workouts done in 20 minutes or less (from the time I walk out into the garage until I’m walking back in) for my wife’s sake, since we have a young kid. On weekends I’ll stretch the workouts a little bit longer but even then I keep rest pretty short.


#1833

Friday 3/1

Deadlift

5x165
5x255
1x345
1x435
1x525
1x615

Duly inspired by The Mountain breaking the Elephant Bar Deadlift record at the Arnold this afternoon, I decided to pull heavy and was rewarded with the smoothest single I’ve pulled at 615. Video to follow.


#1834

#1835

Nice, smooth like butter!


#1836

Saturday 3/2

Back Squat

5x135
5x165
5x195
5x225
5x255
5x260
5x260


#1837

Getting some cardio in!


#1838

Lol yup. It’s funny, on my trip to Brian Alsruhe’s gym, I did more volume in one session than I normally do in a week.

Also of note, my 8-months-postpartum wife has recovered just about all of her strength and squatted 175 for a good single today, just a few pounds off her alltime PR.


#1839

Now that is strong. Good job to your wife


#1840

Sunday 3/3

Back Squat

2x135
2x165
2x195
2x225
2x255
2x255
2x255
2x255

Sandbag Lift

1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200


#1841

Monday 3/4

Axle Deadlift (Plates)

5x145
5x235
5x325
3x415
1x505
1x505


#1842

Tuesday 3/5

Axle Deadlift (Plates)

5x145
5x235
5x325
3x415
1x505
1x505
1x505