Lately I’ve become a deadlift geek. It’s my favorite lift and I spend quite a bit of time trying to learn things about mechanics that I’ve missed, assistance exercises, variations, etc. I’m 50 years old, 172 pounds and while I haven’t attempted 4 plates yet, I’ve pulled 315 x 12 on my last few workouts.
So I have this new app called Intensity, and it’s basically a tool for measuring overall volume on various lifts. Every easy to use, and the best part is a visual circular meter which shows the total volume of a particular exercise the last time you worked it out. So my goal is to match or better the last workout and it’s been a real motivator during my deadlifting sessions. After my main work sets, I spend the rest of the time grinding some lower weight sets using conventional and sumo to beat my previous volume amount.
Here’s what’s amazing to me…from the period of dec 12 to jan 16 I deadlifted approximately 132,000 pounds. I’ve been eating like a horse and staying ripped during this period and I attribute some of that to the crazy sweats I break while churning through my deadlift sets. This is a new thing to me because I usually do a few warm-ups and about 3 to 4 work sets. Kind of a minimalist approach I would definitely say.
So does anyone think some good can come from just setting a goal of trying to reach a milestone of half a million pounds in the next 3 months (including the 130k I’ve already done of course)? Or will I just get burned out? Might be fun trying to find out…or painful.
Been deloading this week and getting back to it next week.
and if some of you do that kind of workload as a regular thing, please let me know.