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Join the Quest for a 495lb Deadlift!


#1

After seeing the progress of some of the people in the 'Join the quest for 405lb deadlift, I thought I would start a thread about 495lb deadlift.

To start, I've last tested at a 435 sumo 3 months ago. I've been focusing hard on squats for the past 3 months, but I need a change of pace so I'm going to start doing some more pulls. If my body can take it, I'm going to do a 1:1 ration of ME Squats to Deads. I'll keep posting mini goals (i.e. 4wheels+quarter, 4wheels+35, etc)

And best of luck to those who would like to join me.


#2

I'm in. current gym best is 425 conventional. any rules on conditions under which the lift must be done?


#3

just got my first 5 plate pull this tuesday. i decided to just go for the 500 though seeing as it's only a couple 2.5's. It felt good, no vid unfortunately. It was quick off the floor but felt like it took forever to lock out. Good luck on your goals!


#4

Rules...

No straps (this is a PL forum after-all). No suit. Wraps allowed (tried them, never could figure out why people like to use them on pulls). Chalk to you hearts desire.


#5

ok so
not allowed
suit, straps

allowed
chalk, wraps, belt?


#6

Yep.


#7

hmm, extra points for conventional?


#8

YEEEE IM SO DOWN!!!!

JUST GOT 405 LB COUPLE WEEKS AGO..SO I THINK IT'LL BE A LONG PROGRESS TOWARDS 495 BUT IM HEADSTRONG AND WILL TRY MY BEST TO GET THAT EPIC 5 PLATE DEADLIFT.


#9

In.


#10

There should be a 300lb version of this for girls...


#11

Im in last pull was 480 about 2 weeks ago, i have to increase my cardio for my job so it may take me a couple months to get those last 15lbs.


#12

Everything goes well tonight and I should get it today. Actually hope to try for 500lbs today. We will see.


#13

Most of the chicks that visit this particular subforum probably wouldn't warm up with 300....


#14

i need to post a video


#15

In. Did 475 yesterday.


#16

in. did 202,5 kg last week (=445lbs) without a belt, sumo stance @181lbs. might take some time to get to 495 cause i dont plan on gaining weight. i thought about trying the coan/philippi-dl-routine, starting in january 2011 and hope it gets me there!


#17

Nice pull
My best so far is 435, only progressed like 10 lbs in 8 months. However my squat and bench have gone up.


#18

I'm in. I've done deads probably less than 20 times in my life but feel like I'm fairly good at 'em naturally. Did 425lbs yesterday and feel like I'm good for 445-ish. My goal is 5-hundo by spring while weighing no more than 185lbs. Anybody up for some friendly competition?


#19

Internet cool points. The best kind of points out there!


#20

I'm in, I did 435lbs 2 weeks ago and so I decided I may try for 455lbs and I didn't get it. It could be because I always test my deadlift at the end of my workout but oh well. I want to get 495lbs by 2011.