I’ve always been decent at the bench press, but now I’m starting to switch my focus to deadlifting. I can’t even tell how good I am compared to others in my class because I’ve only participated in bench competitions, never ones that included deadlifting. I’m always afraid I’m going to bust my lower back, so always wuss-out on the heavier poundages.
I’ve pulled 565lb with no suit, with just chalk( no wraps). My stance is very narrow(less than shoulder width) and I don’t explode very much on the bottom. I can deadlift 800lb on the power rack with the pins at the bottom(just bellow the knees)my bodyweight is 230lb and I’m 5’11’’, 31 years old, and have been training for 18 years.
If anyone has any techniques or training protocols that can increase my strength from the floor, I’d love to hear them.