I’m new to the forums, but I have a quick question for you. My wife has been hitting the weights recently (Which is great!)and she’s made great progress in the few months she’s been at it. She is 5’1 and about 107lbs soaking wet, but she muscled up a 205 lb deadlift this week, and she did it 7 times. (not in a row, but breathers in between) I’m not very knowledgeable about training for power and strength, but that seems pretty strong to me.
I feel she is capable of lifting 225. What type of reps and sets should we do to increase her poundage? She isn’t training for powerlifting per se’, she wants the V shape that bodybuilders have, so she’s trying to build muscle. She still wants to hit 225 on the deads though. She squatted 185 on the smith machine for about 5 reps, and she benched 75lbs. Her numbers are pretty good considering her size, weight, and the fact that she’s only been lifting seriously for two, or three months. I’ve attached an image of her traps.
She has very well developed traps, maybe that’s why she can deadlift so much, so quickly. I’m very proud of her progress so far. Any tips, or suggestions will be welcome.