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Attempted Deadlift


#1

Today I attempted a 405lb deadlift.....and failed. FML


#2

Would read again.


#3

[quote]BrownTrout wrote:
Today I attempted a 405lb deadlift…and failed. FML
[/quote]

actually, you succeeded at not lifting it.

think positively.


#4

[quote]adarqui wrote:
BrownTrout wrote:
Today I attempted a 405lb deadlift…and failed. FML

actually, you succeeded at not lifting it.

think positively.[/quote]

This will be my new meet “thing.”


#5

Try it again next week! Maybe you were just having a bad day.


#6

[quote]adarqui wrote:
BrownTrout wrote:
Today I attempted a 405lb deadlift…and failed. FML

actually, you succeeded at not lifting it.

think positively.[/quote]

The only problem I find with having this “positive” outlook is that people will just except that they can’t do it.

Example: Oh I didn’t lift it… Well I’m happy anyway. gives up

I don’t know… Maybe I’m just not a positive person :frowning:


#7

[quote]FocalPoint wrote:
adarqui wrote:
BrownTrout wrote:
Today I attempted a 405lb deadlift…and failed. FML

actually, you succeeded at not lifting it.

think positively.

The only problem I find with having this “positive” outlook is that people will just except that they can’t do it.

Example: Oh I didn’t lift it… Well I’m happy anyway. gives up

I don’t know… Maybe I’m just not a positive person :frowning:

[/quote]

Good point…next thing you know, people will accept they don’t know the difference between accept and except…or a joke and seriality.


#8

hmmm, good point.


#9

[quote]pushmepullme wrote:
FocalPoint wrote:
adarqui wrote:
BrownTrout wrote:
Today I attempted a 405lb deadlift…and failed. FML

actually, you succeeded at not lifting it.

think positively.

The only problem I find with having this “positive” outlook is that people will just except that they can’t do it.

Example: Oh I didn’t lift it… Well I’m happy anyway. gives up

I don’t know… Maybe I’m just not a positive person :frowning:

Good point…next thing you know, people will accept they don’t know the difference between accept and except…or a joke and seriality.[/quote]

hahah… nice.


#10

[quote]BrownTrout wrote:
Today I attempted a totally awesome thread…and failed. FML
[/quote]

Boom, roasted


#11

What was your best single or set for reps prior to the miss at 405?


#12

[quote]rrjc5488 wrote:
Would read again.[/quote]

Dammit. Stop posting things I agree with. That’s now how this enemies on the internetz thing works!


#13

[quote]bluejay wrote:
What was your best single or set for reps prior to the miss at 405? [/quote]

x2…i’m curious.


#14

go back the next day and try to do it again. sometimes it works.


#15

[quote]pushmepullme wrote:
FocalPoint wrote:
adarqui wrote:
BrownTrout wrote:
Today I attempted a 405lb deadlift…and failed. FML

actually, you succeeded at not lifting it.

think positively.

The only problem I find with having this “positive” outlook is that people will just except that they can’t do it.

Example: Oh I didn’t lift it… Well I’m happy anyway. gives up

I don’t know… Maybe I’m just not a positive person :frowning:

Good point…next thing you know, people will accept they don’t know the difference between accept and except…or a joke and seriality.[/quote]

HAHA!!! Burnt!!!


#16

Okay, but WHY did you fail?

Did your technique break down?
Did you puss out when it got really hard?
Are you too weak to lift it?
Did you warm up properly?
Did you eat well beforehand?
Did you sleep well last night?

Find the problem, fix it, lift it.


#17

[quote]B rocK wrote:
bluejay wrote:
What was your best single or set for reps prior to the miss at 405?

x2…i’m curious.[/quote]

I have actually never dead-lifted super heavy. I usually do sets of 8-10 with 225. This was the first time I ever tried to max out. I got it probably 90% of the way, but felt a little un-confident about locking it out at the top. Compared with my other lifts a 400lb dead lift is pretty damn skippy. My max bench is 225 and my squat is so pathetic that I’ve never even attempted to max it out.


#18

Makes sense that if squat is your weak point then you just ignore it.

I’m doing shit wrong


#19

I didn’t say I ignore it. I just said that I never cared to fall on my ass with a loaded barbell over my head.


#20

[quote]BrownTrout wrote:
B rocK wrote:
bluejay wrote:
What was your best single or set for reps prior to the miss at 405?

x2…i’m curious.

I have actually never dead-lifted super heavy. I usually do sets of 8-10 with 225. This was the first time I ever tried to max out. I got it probably 90% of the way, but felt a little un-confident about locking it out at the top. Compared with my other lifts a 400lb dead lift is pretty damn skippy. My max bench is 225 and my squat is so pathetic that I’ve never even attempted to max it out. [/quote]

if back squat is pathetic, try doing front, hack squats. the point is to squat, you ain’t gonna get better unless you try something