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The Deadlift Race Thread


#1


Who will get their deadlift to 545 first? The deadline is september 1
requirement: not being able to deadlift 545 lol

contestant so far are:
(with video)

Jasmincar 485*3 (straps)
Ahu2468 515*1
A Ninny Mouse 460*2
theuofh 500*1
Shootingman99 445*1
VTBalla34 465*1
BlackLabel 520*1
VikingsAD28 455*1
sidewalkdances 518*1
RichVanv 435*12


(without video)

PB Andy 445
Jeffra 435
Legacyfighter 445
LordofPillage 475*1
Tokyopop 484*4
richvanv 530*1
VTBalla34 500
HitEmHard 485
Fandango 455
Ruggerlife 462
Heracles_rocks 515 (straps)
Hachi 450
yvanehtnoij 420*2
justkevin 495
threewhitelights 505*1 (straps)


StormTheBeach going for 827 in 8 weeks (around June 14)
johnnytang24 going for 545*3 stiff-legged from 515*3
Volstagg going for 545 suited this summer and 585 for october
Ebomb goal's is to get 650 at 210-220 lbs (don't know when)

[edit] lol WTF I just posted the wrong picture!!!


#2

my initial deadlift

I plan on adding 5 lbs every time I deadlift (every 5 day) until I get 525*3, then I think I will be able to do 545 once

If everything goes well, It will be in 40 days, so June 24. I will then have won the race and eternal glory

Ahu and A Ninny Mouse it’s your turn


#3

I’ll get in on this.

I pulled 500 sumo maybe 6 weeks ago and 500 conventional about 3 weeks ago. My sumo is a bit stronger than my conventional.

Heres the conventional. I pulled it in oly shoes which may have been a mistake.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNyFxFlb_wg

I’m going to pull Sumo at a lower intensity, higher volume (6-8) sets of triples for the next 3 weeks and see where that gets me.


#4

Count me in. My DL (conv.) is somewhere around the low 400s. Just got done with a fat loss phase so my strength is a bit low, but I think 545 by September is doable.


#5

Nice, this should be a good thread.


#6

I’m down my best is 425 about 4 months ago. Planning on testing soon. Hoping for at least 450


#7

Do it up boys, like seeing these kind of threads(they’re usually in PL forum).


#8

Im in. Just got 500 by two on hex dl today but my straight bar dl is about 435.


#9

Why not 585 for the 6 disks?


#10

It would be better if people who wanted to enter the race posted a video

^going to 6 plate would be too long for most of us, and this thread would die

good luck to the low 400 deadlifter, adding more than 100 pound to your deadlift in 3 month will be hard


#11

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#12

I guess i’m in too. I’m currently in a fat loss phase, and will continue to be for the next 4 weeks. Current deadlift is 445. But i’m planning on a nice rebound once the fat loss phase is over.


#13

in. current deadlift max 445x1 at 17 years old 195.


#14

Here’s my video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oju7sPKw88s

Adding 100 pounds in just over 3 months is doable, but I am going to be missing some weeks cause of vacation and also I do a lot of running so I might not be able to get it…damn it! Deadlifts are by far my favorite lift too:)


#15

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I will eat you all with my superior short-asian-leverages! BWAHAHAHAHHAA

Actually, I have no idea. I think jasmincar will probably get it actually. He seems farther along than most of us (damned strap using bastard).

I’ll have a video up by Thursday, I’ll try for 495 after my work sets.

EDIT: OH CRAP! I just realized I have to double post my deadlift days! NOOOOO


#16

I know I’m a lurker, but I love me a good contest. No videos, but I hit 475x1 yesterday; another 70 pounds in 3 months should be cake.


#17

Count me in on this. Right now I’m at 484x4, but I don’t have a video. I will throw one up of the 545 when I get it.


#18

I’m down, got 530 yetsterday so 545 would be good for 3 months work


#19

This sounds fun and since I’m making a focused effort on my deadlift right now, I might as well participate. Best lift is 465 at my PL meet in February. I went on V-Diet shortly after that so didn’t make a lot of strength progress for 2 months but I’m back on full calories now and I expect my DL to shoot up.

27 years old, 6’5", 260 lbs

Here is a vid of the 465 attempt, which was easy. Probably somewhere close to around 500 right now.


#20

Yeah I think you should have to have a video of your current max or somewhere close. BTW, do we get docked for using a belt or something lol? I’ve been straightening out my form(which sucked in that vid) and could proly pull 455 beltless. I usually would use a belt but if we get extra props for not using one I’ll throw that shit off (jasmincar uses strap hahahahhaha)