I pulled 455 today. That’s not really bragging weight. That’s my PR. Physically, I have never had a more difficult 2-3 seconds in my life. I’m 175. When I was 165 this summer I pulled 365. So with a 10 pound weight gain I gained 90 pounds in my Deadlift. My long term goal is to get up to 210 and be about as lean as I am now. So that’s a 30 pound difference. By observing my deadlift, I need to put 90 pounds on my deadlift for every 10 pounds I want to gain (I know that doesn’t make sense). By this logic I would need to be pulling over 700 pounds to get to my goal. From my narrow understanding of muscle growth and the human anatomy it seems like a general trend that the stronger you become, the MORE you need to lift in order to gain a pound of muscle.
So why doesn’t my logic about weight gain make sense? I know I’m wrong but I don’t know why.