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Is this a Reasonable Goal?


#1

I want to chase some records in the deadlift. Currently, the provincial record in my weight class (83kg classic) is 275.5kg (standing for over 2 years). The CPU national record is 300.5kg (made this year).

Been training for just over 3 years now. My best 1RM in competition was 230kg, over a year ago. Was lazy about DLing from then until this summer. As of this fall, I've been prioritizing deadlift assistance work. A month ago, I pulled 225kg x 5. This week, I pulled 225kg x 4 off a 3" deficit. I have absolutely no clue where my current 1RM might fall, as I haven't maxed since my last meet.

Next provincials is next summer (where I intend to qualify for nats), nationals will be the following spring.

Are these goals reasonable? Any advice from good pullers would be much appreciated too.


#2

Man the day you start to take input on what is achievable for yourself is the day you begin dying. That’s your goal, chase it like a mofo.


#3

It’s within reach if you continue doing what’s working for you. I would guess your current max is around 250 kg.


#4

[quote]Apoklyps wrote:
I want to chase some records in the deadlift. Currently, the provincial record in my weight class (83kg classic) is 275.5kg (standing for over 2 years). The CPU national record is 300.5kg (made this year).

Been training for just over 3 years now. My best 1RM in competition was 230kg, over a year ago. Was lazy about DLing from then until this summer. As of this fall, I’ve been prioritizing deadlift assistance work. A month ago, I pulled 225kg x 5. This week, I pulled 225kg x 4 off a 3" deficit. I have absolutely no clue where my current 1RM might fall, as I haven’t maxed since my last meet.

Next provincials is next summer (where I intend to qualify for nats), nationals will be the following spring.

Are these goals reasonable? Any advice from good pullers would be much appreciated too.[/quote]

Of course that’s reasonable, don’t doubt yourself man. I’m sure you can do it.


#5

[quote]lift206 wrote:
It’s within reach if you continue doing what’s working for you. I would guess your current max is around 250 kg.[/quote]

I’d estimate around the same. If it’s a help a heavy triple with maybe one in the tank usually equates to 90-95% for me so you may be similar.

Definitely reasonable as a goal. It’s just a matter of time, and, with the deadlift especially, balancing heavy loads and recovery.


#6

Well there’s only one way to find out, map out some kind of progression and start chipping away at it.


#7

Not really but keep it up.


#8

anything is a reasonable goal if you push yourself and put your mind to it.


#9

Set reasonable goals. Map out a plan like CParker said. Just set reasonable goals, realistic goals as you continue to train. Realistic goals turn into dream goals.