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Coan/Phillippi Deadlift


#1

Has anyone done this 10 week program as a kickoff to come back after an injury set back? I have just recently gotten to I can pull again after some few months without due to back issues. My max pull prior to injury was a 645 gym effort. My best pull after has been a 545.

I'm thinking (hoping) that I can regain my pull to a respectable pull in a quick(er) time period....I'm looking at numbers for 545 to 600 and they look doable...

I'm open to any criticisms out there!


#2

Personally I’ve never done it so defer to someone who has more experience with the program, but my take is that I wouldn’t do it so soon coming back from an injury. Im a pretty cautious person when it comes to that stuff, but if you know your body well and are smart with the numbers you put into the program I think you’ll be alright. If I were in your shoes i’d do something like a no belt cycle and start out around 70-75%, and work deadlift variations pretty hard as they have always been good for me (pause DL, stiff leg, some deficit work).


#3

Do you mean just the deadlift percentages or the whole program. The whole program has a ton of acessory work - that could really build you back up. Maybe run it w. A safe percentage on deadlift and let the acessory work do its thing.


#4

Whole program, just looking for a way to kick start my deadlift. That’s exactly what I was thinking with the accessory work