I've been looking forward to making this post! I know it might not be allot for most of you guys, but it's a big accomplishment for me. It's the one lift I've really been wanting to nail, more of a mental thing, I just really wanted it.
I've been chasing a 405 DL for a couple months now and the closest I've gotten was 385lbs about a month ago for a single. I'm 168lbs, 12.5%bf and used wrist straps.
I took last week off in hopes of clearing up a shoulder injury so I haven't done DL's in around 2 weeks. Went in today feeling so so and started my warm up.
335x4 (I was feeling pretty good after this so started to think about it)
395x1 (song: battery by Metallica)
405x1 (song: I get wet Andrew W.K)
Was I ever pumped to get that, let out a pretty loud "FUCK YEAH!" with fist pump...think I scared a few people away...hahaha.
Man, what a feeling, almost felt sick afterwards, and my hands hurt a bit. I thought about taking my camera in today, but wasn't feeling it so i didn't...wish I would have.
I think there is a massive BBQ cheat meal in the near future for a reward!
I guess this is what it's all about, In the words of Winston Churchill:
"We Shall Not Fail"