Been doing this once per week for the last 2 months and I think it helped me finally get to a 405lb deadlift (just hit 415 yesterday). It would be interesting to see the numbers of others…if you’d like to try it.
The challenge is to see how fast you can deadlift (conventional) 20k volume. I do 30reps x 225 as a warmup that counts toward the volume, then 42reps x 315 to reach 20k. Sets can be whatever you want…once I get past the 225 warmup, my first set of 315 is usually 12 reps, then the sets get smaller until the very end where I’m doing one or two rep sets. It’s brutal by the time I get to the end, but the knowledge that I have to get that final number keeps the intensity super high through the whole workout.
And on the subject of intensity…the amount of weight you choose should force some level of intensity. Choose a weight that’s about 75% of your one rep max.
My first time was 29 minutes, but I’ve been shaving a minute or two off every week, so yesterday I hit 20 minutes. And also got the 415 pr directly after. When I can’t beat my time anymore, I’ll up the volume number to 25k and start over.
your body weight
rep scheme that equals 20,000 pounds
Time to completion
Since we can’t control variables like relative strength there should be a couple of standards:
Full stop between reps…no bouncing touch and go reps.
It’ll be tough for us to compare ourselves because everyone has different strength levels for their size, but I’m mostly posting this because it’s a fun way to get some deadlift volume (and cardio).
I’m 178 btw.