A bit of a “training philosophy and goals” update:
The Goal: as folks who have checked this log over the last few years may know, there was a time when my ambition was a humble 405 deadlift. Then it was a 500 deadlift. Then it was a 600 deadlift. As each new number has fallen, progress gets tougher, but I still think I have one more round number to go: thus, my new “lifetime goal” is thus a 700 deadlift at bodyweight under 231 pounds.
The Approach: the basic bones will, as always, remain the same. Here’s what I’m thinking as my template:
Monday through Friday will be the usual “daily dose deadlift” where I work up to a single between 495 and 585ish (most days). I plan to rotate deadlift variations each week among the following three options: barbell, axle (standard height), and Wagon Wheels. Once every three or four weeks, I may dial it up to a single over 600.
Saturdays will be for squatting (this is the only day my wife and I are home & able to work out at the same time; she likes doing a squat workout together). I’ve been doing this as a pretty simple progression of 5’s, and will continue to add five pounds per week to the top set (280 yesterday) as long as that’s working, should work into the mid-300’s.
Sundays will be a wild card - Strongman events day (sandbag, farmer’s, Wagon Wheel Deadlift for reps) or kettlebell stuff or maybe even just getting on the spinning bike.