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New PR on deadlifts today. 550lbs @ 186lb bw


#1

Not sure how to embed on my phone, so if anyone will do that for me, thanks. Here is the link.


#2

Nice pull Patrick! Looked like you were good for quite a bit more too!


#3

I tried 585 after that and couldn't get it off the floor. Need to work my glutes and hammys hard next few weeks. Got a comp dec 17


#4

Jesus man I outweigh you by 40 pounds yet my deadlift doesn't even compare. Good work you should be proud!


#5

Thanks guys. Hopefully I can have a 600 for you by comp time


#6

Wow, that's kind of surprising... 550 looked really fast. Can't go wrong with more glute/ham work, that helps everything.


#7

Yeah it surprised me a little. If I get it up the first 6inches, I got it. Coming off the floor is the hardest part for me.


#8

My problem's opposite of yours. I'm strong off the floor but have problems with my lockout. Also http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_strength/training_personal_records_part_3


#9

Any qualms with my form? I know its not perfect, but hard to keep perfect form on a max....


#10

Doesn't appear to me that you get your whole body locked in based on the running start you took into the bar. But you're lifting considerably more then I am, and tightness is hard to judge via video regardless. Great lift in my books!


#11

OP could you give us a breakdown of your deadlift training?


#12

If you have the time, I'd be interested to see your training too, especially as my sticking point is the same as yours. (I'm also about half as strong as you...)


#13

I deadlift once a week, on Fridays. I work up to a one rep max every week. Once i fail, i drop down and do 3x3 of 75% of whatever my max was. Then i do ATG light squats, about 50% of my max to failure for 2 sets. And that's all i do on Fridays.

Tuesday is my "leg day". I start with box squats and do work up to 3 sets of 5 of 80% of my 3 rep max from last week. and then do heavy parallel squats and work up to a 3 rep max. then drop set with 315, 225, and 135.
2 sets of 15 on leg curls
2 sets of 15 on leg extensions
3 sets of 5 on leg press.

My maxxed 525 with straps about 6 weeks ago before i jumped on the gear. gone up a good bit since then in all my lifts.


#14

Where did you get this routine from? and also do you typically hit a new max every week? when your progress stalls do you do any kind of deload period?


#15

i take a week off, every 8 weeks. I guess I didn't get that program from anywhere, just over time i learned what worked for me. Sometimes My max goes up 5lbs, sometimes it doesnt move for a couple weeks.


#16

I heard Mark Rippletoe say something really interesting once, he said that most people only can achieve their TRUE 1RM once a year. That being said, you'll never know what your true 1RM you progressively train for your 1RM up to your competition time (ie just go 3RM or 4RM once a week etc.,).

Basically, I think what Mark Rippletoe is saying is that if you save your 1RM for competition days you're probably going to perform better; seems to make sense. I on the other hand are like most people and try to 1RM my dead lift at least once a month.


#17

I suppose that makes a little sense. but i'm also on the gear so i recover a lot faster...


#18

Once a year? Really? I don't see why this would be the case. There is no recovery mechanism in the body I can think of that would take that long to get better.


#19

lmao @ ppl on other boards trying to call bs on the video. gotta love the non believers. just boosts my confidence even more.


#20

what other boards you talking about patrick? bodybuilding.com? Those guys are always good for a laugh. This is by far the best forum I've ever been to. Your lift is 100% legit no doubt about it.