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Derek Poundstone 750 Deadlift x 10


#21

[quote]bluejay wrote:
He’ll never realize his potential in the deadlift if he does higher reps, he should never go over 5 reps and should really only ever do singles.[/quote]

LMAO, your a funny guy Blue Jay,I will get you back soon, I swear to you !! j/k LOL!!!

WOW, that was awesome!, I find this video to be truly inspiring, Poundstone should reign supreme at WSM if can stay healthy throughout the events.


#22

[quote]bluejay wrote:
He’ll never realize his potential in the deadlift if he does higher reps, he should never go over 5 reps and should really only ever do singles.[/quote]

i hope you’re not serious, but if you are… believe me, derek knows his potential… he does a lot of low rep training, he also does a lot of high rep training… when he does stuff like this, its usually him just trying to challenge himself… take a look at a lot of his videos, he has his training videos and then he has his challenge videos, like doing 11 clean and presses with a 310lb log, etc. Also, he does a lot of high rep supplemental exercises to build a higher pain threshold… the dude isn’t human, he’s a new breed haha… and also one of the most humble guys in the world


#23

[quote]desenuts wrote:
bluejay wrote:
He’ll never realize his potential in the deadlift if he does higher reps, he should never go over 5 reps and should really only ever do singles.

i hope you’re not serious, but if you are… believe me, derek knows his potential… he does a lot of low rep training, he also does a lot of high rep training… when he does stuff like this, its usually him just trying to challenge himself… take a look at a lot of his videos, he has his training videos and then he has his challenge videos, like doing 11 clean and presses with a 310lb log, etc. Also, he does a lot of high rep supplemental exercises to build a higher pain threshold… the dude isn’t human, he’s a new breed haha… and also one of the most humble guys in the world[/quote]

No, I was attempting to capture the hopefully fecetious(sp) spirit of previous posts that were stating that he needed to lose the straps, stop bouncing, etc. Apparently I missed. Also, I was giving Captain Zero shit, he caught it. :wink:


#24

[quote]malonetd wrote:
He should ditch the straps.[/quote]

a literal ‘laugh out loud.’ excellent trolling my friend. im disappointed that so many people “got it” but a great try


#25

That video was awesome. I’d love to go to his gym.

And I love how several people in this thread apparently don’t understand the word joke.


#26

[quote]KBCThird wrote:
malonetd wrote:
He should ditch the straps.

a literal ‘laugh out loud.’ excellent trolling my friend. im disappointed that so many people “got it” but a great try[/quote]

I suck at trolling. Although I did like the explaining Strongman to me.

And for the record, I think this is just fucking amazing. I’m trying to think of other heavy, hi-rep stuff to compare to and I can’t. I think I remember Steve Mac hitting 770x5 (I’m probably off on the numbers), but I don’t remember anyone hitting 10’s with these kind of weights. Sick lifting.


#27

Dude’s a freak! You know he’s big b/c he makes that barbell look small.


#28

#29

He did the same thing at the 2008 WSM. His form was atrocious…but he still did. iirc Mariusz got 11


#30

He trains in Waterbury, which is something like 30 minutes away from me. I might head up to his gym one day…


#31

[quote]pyrosive wrote:
He did the same thing at the 2008 WSM. His form was atrocious…but he still did. iirc Mariusz got 11[/quote]

Are you talking about the car deadlift? They both get 10. And I think it a different lift under very different circumstances.


#32

That is fucking SICK!!

Who’s the chick that is always giving him shit on the videos? I’m assuming it’s his wife/girlfriend/trainer/dominatrix, that is freaking sexy!!

He’s definitely taking it this year!


#33

he doesn’t even squat that deep when he does SQUATS


#34

Beastly, but that last rep was stupid looking. Guess he refused to call it a day at 9. What a warrior.


#35

[quote]bob_sander87 wrote:
Beastly, but that last rep was stupid looking. Guess he refused to call it a day at 9. What a warrior.[/quote]

I guess you’ve never seen strongman competitions. When competing, even the “stupid looking” reps count, that’s what he trains for… or is this another “he should not wear straps” [sarcastic] comment?


#36

Nope, I’m aware straps are allowed in strong man events. It almost looked like he let the weight sit on his knees for a bit there, I can’t imagine that would feel too nice.


#37

thats unreal. the last rep he balanced 750 lbs on his knees…


#38

[quote]m1sf1t wrote:
That is fucking SICK!!

Who’s the chick that is always giving him shit on the videos? I’m assuming it’s his wife/girlfriend/trainer/dominatrix, that is freaking sexy!!

He’s definitely taking it this year![/quote]

As far as I know that’s his wife, whenever I see his videos it always seems she is about a second away from calling him a pussy.


#39

[quote]bob_sander87 wrote:
Nope, I’m aware straps are allowed in strong man events. It almost looked like he let the weight sit on his knees for a bit there, I can’t imagine that would feel too nice.[/quote]

Yeah dude…it’s called “ramping”

Have you watched WSM before?


#40

I was waiting for him to continental clean that last one. lol. then throw it thru the roof or something.