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Finally Got My 500 lb Deadlift!


#1

After lots and lots and lots of work, I was finally able to do a clean (no hitching) 500 pound deadlift the other day! No belt, just a ton of chalk and a mind to get it done. I am more than excited that I finally got this. I will continue to work and see where I can be over the next few years.


#2

Congrats. Next up: 505


#3

Great job man!!


#4

That's awesome!


#5

How long have you been training?
I've been training for 14 months now and am yet to reach the big 5-0-0. (I got 440 today though).


#6

That's a great milestone Horse...keep up the good work man!


#7

Great Job! 500 feels awesome the first time you nail it. There's something about saying you can lift a quarter ton that resonates well. Now do what I did and post a vid of yourself lifting it!


#8

Just out of curiosity, when did you have to start using mixed grip? Great job btw.


#9

Awesome job man! I'm still down at 405. What'd you do to get there?


#10

Nice, congratulations.


#11

That is a great job. Wicked cool!


#12

congrats, I hope to be back there someday (nasty leg injury)


#13

Great job. Im working on getting there myself. Im right around 475. I planned to hit 500 by May 11th..but life had other ideas. Thanks for the inspiration. I will be in the gym tomorrow for sure.


#14

Congrats!!! I'm on my way as well.


#15

Fuck yea. I love how you attributed it to lots and lots of hard work. Keep up that attitude and let us know when you get 600.


#16

i hate you.....until i get 500. then we can be friends.


#17

congrats man, I hope to be there someday, working towards 405 right now!

_Mel


#18

You are a 21 year old female that's closing on a 405 lb. deadlift?

Do you compete? Sorry to OP not trying to hijack, but DAYUM!


#19

This is extremely hot


#20

Thanks guys!! I really appreciate it. I told my wife, and she was like "OK, cool, what's for dinner." LOL

I've been back in the game for about 14 months now. I took about 3 years off due to injuries, kids and life, etc. I'm a tall dude who has always been better at deads than any other lift. (I squat 350 and bench 225, LOL)

When I say a lot of work, I mean a lot of reading of programs, trying them and learning from what went right and what didn't. I've tried WS4SB, splits, push/pull, etc.

Surprisingly enough, my biggest gain recently came from taking time off from countless rack pulls, stright-legged deads, conventional deads a few times a week and prety much stopping. Then I started playing with the I,Bodubuilder program. I guess a month off from serioud deadlifting during phase 1 helped. I was at 460 before.

And to whoever asked, I switch to a mixed grip for anything over 345. Yeah yeah I know...I'm working on grip too.

"I can lift a quarter ton." Hell yeah, that has an awesome sound to it!