surovetsky’s deadlift routine is two days a week for 9 weeks. it took me from 295->350, then I stayed there and worked to bring my squat up, and then from 355 (after a two month break from lifting) to 405. I did the volume day on monday and heavy day on friday. The first time I did the program I added light squatting on wednesdays, the second time i added med-heavy squats and rack pulls below the knee for volume after deadlifting on friday and only benched on wednesday. I added the rack pulls because my limiting factor in hitting a PR the first time was my grip and upper back posture. This program is great but my squat suffers or stalls for the duration of it, so I haven’t run it since (2 years ago).
Awesome. Took a look at the deadlift program. Do I just push squats aside? Do I do anything for glutes/hamstrings/back, or is it zero assistance work?
Staying natty is gonna be a problem for you if you actually want to deadlift 800.[/quote]
Agree with Sulli on this alot. Not saying it can’t be done but naturally your not pulling 600 or 700 pounds. So to naturally add 300 plus pounds to a natural max when your already well a head of many is not a easy thing to do. With that being said your 6’9" and only 240. Your frame has a massive amount of room to fill out and I think you would benefit greatly from it. [/quote]
I’m hoping I can use the fact that I DO have quite a bit left to fill out to my advantage. I’m skinny as crap. I feel like I have another 50-60 pounds I could tack on pretty easily, my body just hates gaining weight. I realize it’s a lofty goal, but I don’t see me being happy until I’ve at least hit 700 haha.
If you want to pull 800, I’d forget about the body fat % and start eating. (Milk and Dbol, lol.)
I don’t see why you can’t do it though. Keep squatting, but use it as an assistance movement, with the emphasis always being your deadlift. [/quote]
That makes sense. Is higher rep stuff fine? Like, just rep 3 sets of 225 x 10 after deadlifts? And yeah, I’m not trying to stay sub 10% bf, it’s just what my body wants to do. I could probably be a bit more honest with my caloric intake, though. I generally get around 6000-7000 cals a day, but I’ve been slacking over the past two weeks (probably around 4000), and that just won’t do.