Hey folks I just had a couple questions about a deadlift cycle created by Brandon Lilly. I didn't understand the instructions on several of the weeks so instead of listing the whole program I'll just paste the weeks I am unsure about followed by my questions:
Work Up to 85% x 2 reps w/Weight on 3-4Ã¢Â?Â³ mat. This will be done in non competition stance.
Sumo Grip no Belt 45% x 20 reps (Use straps)
-What is meant by non competition stance? Is it specifically asking for me to do conventional, sumo, etc.?
Block Pull Reps
75% x 3 x 5 sets
82.5% x 3
-Well aware of what a block pull is, but no block height is specified. Any suggestions from experienced powerlifters as to what height I should try? Should I just work my sticking point, which is about 2in. off the ground?
Max Effort Dead
Max Single Up to 92.5% standing on a 1Ã¢Â?Â³ block
-I'm confused. Week 4 says it's a "max effort dead" day but then says to do a "max single up to 92.5% on a block." So I assume I'm supposed to go with the max single up to 92.5% on the block? And to clarify, I am not to exceed 92.5% of my actual deadlift max?
Speed Deads Comp Stance
70% x 1 x 8 sets
80% x 1 x 2 sets
-Same question as Week 1
Max Effort Single w/Weight on 2Ã¢Â?Â³ Blocks
Try to work up to at least 101% of previous PR
-by "working up to at least 101% of previous PR," are they referring to my actual previous PR, or the "max single up to 92.5%" from Week 4?
Mon and Tues
Full body workout, one set of 20 reps per body part.
-How soon can I try this cycle again after I run it to completion? I have been lifting for 6 years. The more responses the merrier. Sorry if these questions are dumb. Thanks guys
-Also has anyone ever tried this cycle? How did you fair?