Today my deadlift 1RM first crossed the 2Xbodyweight line. This got me thinking - how much can just be “too much”? Health-wise, ofcourse…
I’m into Bodybuilding as a hobby - to help me look great and achieve LONG TERM health. I care less about numbers. I’m doing the deadlifting to aid my other goals. Should I be worried about lifting too much one day? Say in 1-2 years I get to 3Xbodyweight deadlift - should it be a concern to long term health?
I ain’t thinking long term as being 50. I’m thinking long term as being 90 and still looking good and being able to do some training. Damn it - look at Draper and Zane in their 60s, and imagine the possibilities for the younger generation! Ageing is flying through the roof over the past 50 years. I’ve read about many scientists talking about how many of my generation (1988) are gonna see their 130th, even their 150th year! This may sound funny to some, but I don’t wanna screw with my joints and muscles too much if I’ll be able to live that long.
More in terms with reality - I think most people here will agree things like competitive Marathoning or Powerlifting, virtually most competitive sports, will fuck up ones joints/muscles/bones/limbs/organs somehow at sometime. How do you know when you’ve gone too hardcore with your training - in a way you may seriously harm yourself long term? I find myself lifting more weight with more intensity each month… where’s the limit, the thin red line between maintaining great health and fucking yourself long-term?