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Thunderous Ovation for Deadlift PR

I weigh 185 pounds, and I deadlifted 400 pounds tonight. Not amazing, but it is my new PR. I just wanted to tell someone.

Beating oneself is most important,right? Congrats.

Good point Alffi. Thanks.

Imagine cleaning that in a few years.

You should have made it 405, just so it would have looked cool with 4 plates. Gratz on the pr thats some big weight especially for your size.

Nice one bro, deadlift is my favourite lift to PR on. Makes me fucking crazy when I get a personal best on deads, nothing as satisfying.

If he was in Europe it woulda been 4 plates… 4 plates = 180kg = 397lb

Yeah I actually tried 405 about 10 minutes later, but I couldn’t get the bar past my knees. Thanks for all the support.

[quote]Hanley wrote:
If he was in Europe it woulda been 4 plates… 4 plates = 180kg = 397lb[/quote]

Aha. That’s why you guys always look so strong. Cheaters.

CONGRATS GK!

I walk around euphoric all day after deadlift and squat PRs!

500 Next! :wink:

I love how pr’s changes my perception of what is heavy.
Love warming up with 200kg in the deadlift and having to mentally push myself to take it seriously.
Keep ip the good work :slight_smile:

Ha! 450 at 178 pounds!

Sorry, didn’t mean to be bragadocious, just had to tell someone too. :smiley:

Congratulations man!

[quote]gkchesterton wrote:
I weigh 185 pounds, and I deadlifted 400 pounds tonight. Not amazing, but it is my new PR. I just wanted to tell someone.[/quote]

Nice work. It always feels good to brag about a PR.

When I first deadlifted 405lbs, I had trouble sleeping that night.
Congrats on the lift.

btw, does anyone know if you can DL more in a trap bar DL than a conventional DL? I’ve never done trap bar deadlift and wanted to give it a try.

[quote]Modi wrote:
Hanley wrote:
If he was in Europe it woulda been 4 plates… 4 plates = 180kg = 397lb

Aha. That’s why you guys always look so strong. Cheaters.[/quote]

It depends, at my gym the big plates are 25 kg (55 lbs), so my 180 kg deadlift is 40 kg (88 lbs) lighter than 4 plates :smiley:

Nice one, sir - I’m about there, but I outweigh you just a little, so you win :stuck_out_tongue:

[quote]thekast wrote:
Nice one, sir - I’m about there, but I outweigh you just a little, so you win :p[/quote]

14 months too late, brah.

[quote]gkchesterton wrote:
I weigh 185 pounds, and I deadlifted 400 pounds tonight. Not amazing, but it is my new PR. I just wanted to tell someone.[/quote]

Congrats!

[quote]acncampo wrote:
When I first deadlifted 405lbs, I had trouble sleeping that night.
Congrats on the lift.

btw, does anyone know if you can DL more in a trap bar DL than a conventional DL? I’ve never done trap bar deadlift and wanted to give it a try.[/quote]

Just about everyone can do more on a trap bar then on a normal bar because:

A) The load is in line with your center of gravity making it easier to pull from a lever perspective.

B) It’s almost like a partial squat

C) You don’t need to use your back as much, see A

[quote]Alffi wrote:
Beating oneself is most important,right? Congrats.[/quote]

i beat myself at least daily.