Originally Posted by MikeM
I hope so KD. I'm paying for it today. I feel like I got beat by monkey swinging a bag of rocks! I mean everything hurts. I need to rolling pin my whole body.
Thanks Jim. I think I could maybe have hit 385 with a better ramp up. But 405is close for sure. That's really cool. It's funny, getting to 315 was a lot harder to get too than 405 seems to be. Weird.
Thanks Elite. Nice to know I'm not alone with those pesky deadlifts. And I actually love doing them too. You'd think they'd how some love back to me for goodness sake!
You should take a good chunk of the credit JB! We did the work, sure, but I for one was floundering around a little aimlessly and would not be hitting these numbers without the directions you provided. And I am learning a lot about how periodization is making it easier when it comes time to hit singles again.
Next routine I do is going to have a big volume component for sure.
Yeah, good idea JB about easing up on the squats and see how that affects the deadlifts. I've been so focussed on squats for the last year, maybe I need to shift that a little bit the other way now.
How about working in some Sumos too? To save the back a little more? Just thinking out loud. Let me know what you think.
That is what it is all about Mike, finding what works for you and hammering away at it. You responded well to some higher rep stuff, and then tapering down. Keep that in mind how ever you choose to go when this is done. Adding in sumos will help, so we will add those as assistance work in next weeks deadlift. Keep up the great work!
Take a hot shower then get to rolling!
Best meet lifts: 1040squat, 730 bench, 730 deadlift
Best total: 1040-680-730=2450
"This is about strength, not getting a 10.0 form score from the Russian judge" Steve Shaw