So, the second semester of college is drawing to a close – 3.5 weeks left. One of the many goals that I set for myself was to hit a 4 plate deadlift (405) by the end of my second semester, and I think I’m close. Here’s what I’ve been doing off late:
Three weeks ago:
Last week (3rd session after 6 days off due to illness, so was keeping volume lower than usual)
According to a really big guy who was training next to me during the session three weeks ago (he actually helped with my setup – some of the biggest guys are also some of the nicest, but I digress), if I were to come in fresh and ramp up effectively, I’d hit the 405. I’m not sure whether he was just trying to encourage me or if he was being 100% honest, but I think I agree with him – I feel like the strength is there, but there’s a mental block that keeps me from getting the 405 off the ground (it just looks so heavy).
So, do you guys have any pro tips? A good way to psyche yourself up and break the mental barrier? A killer ramping up template? Open to any suggestions.