WOW! That’s an amazing pull! Just above the knee? I am impressed!!! =D
It is definitely hard to lock it out and squeeze your upper back… my upper back/traps STILL feel like they have been run over by a truck! haha…
Yeah I don’t have any of my own video equipment… luckily my friend Jim (squat1000b700 above) happened to have some at the gym that day.
I posted in another thread that I am going for close to a “2x BW” conventional deadlift on Tuesday. I lifted this morning… and I am taking tomorrow and Monday off from lifting and then I am going to try to pull between 300 and 315 on Tuesday night (I weigh 158ish) I will try to get this on video… will let you know how it goes! =D
Keep working hard and lifting heavy! Can’t wait to hear about your progress!
My short term goal, by the fall is to hit 2x bodyweight deadlift. For me that’s only 250. My max conventional at the moment is 225.
Good luck with the pull. Do you ever take a week or two off deadlifting? If so, does it help? I love it and wonder if I do too much and am impeding my progress.
Yes I take a lot of time off from deadlifting. It is hard b/c I love it so much. But as Jim said above, it can be very hard on your body. I actually haven’t been training as much for strength lately… and I have been pulling in the 5-8 rp range which doesn’t beat me up as much. But a few months ago I actually took 6 weeks off from lifting lower body (did sprint training twice a week instead).
I was just so motivated by those rack pulls last week that I am DYING to see what my 1RM is.
I think when my current workout is over (prob another 3 weeks + a de-load week) I will try one of Westside’s Programs with 2 Max Effort days and 2 Dynamic Days each week. I am not sure yet though, we will see. Do you ever do speed pulls like Jim was talking about?[/quote]
Typically what I do is weekly m.e. for the three big lifts or variations on them. For example one week is back squat, conventional deadlift, flat bench. Another week rack pulls, high box squats, bench lock outs, etc. I have about 4 variations on each lift that I cycle through. Once each week is dynamic effort. So whatever variation I did on m.e., I take about 75% of the weight and do 9-12 sets of 3 with about 30 to 45 seconds between sets. For instance last week I did low box squat at 135 and deep pulls at 155. d.e. days absolutely flatten me. My other day(s) I do OH press, bb rows, push press etc.
Is that what you meant by speed pulls, lower weight, higher sets on deadlift?
The thing that killed my traps for over a week was doing the farmers walk with 115/hand for 150’. It felt like my left shoulder was going to separate. It was fun as hell though.