Friday, July 27, 2012

In pursuit of 300


     This is part 2 of my deadlift series documenting my attempt at a 300 pounder by the end of the summer. This morning started with a 280 lb attempt, but my form was way off so I decided to drop back to 270 and try again. In part 1 I completed 1 rep at 260 lbs for a new PR, so if I can get 1 rep at 270 its still a PR.

     As background, I increased my 10 rep max from 200 to 210 about a week ago, so my thinking is that I have allowed adequate time for recovery.

Deadlift: Current Level
One Rep Max Strength Standards:
Body Weight Un-trained Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
165 137 254 293 411 518

One Rep Max:
270 lbs on 7-27-12


Repetitions per given weight (10 minimum):
(PR Date / Most Recent Effort Date)

190 lbs-10 reps (1900 lbs) on 5-13-12  / 190 lbs-10 reps (1900 lbs) on 5-13-12
200 lbs-10 reps (2000 lbs) on 7-3-12    / 200 lbs-10 reps (2000 lbs) on 7-3-12
210 lbs-10 reps (2100 lbs) on 7-19-12  / 210 lbs-10 reps (2100 lbs) on 7-19-12

8-13-12 Update
     After a 2 week break from lifting to keep my muscles fresh for 2 triathlons 6 days apart, I got right back into my deadlift routine and surprised myself with this 280 lb deadlift. Form wasn't perfect, as I would have prefered to lock my back and hold the lift for a second longer, but I'll count it.


Deadlift: Current Level
One Rep Max Strength Standards:
Body Weight Un-trained Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
165 137 254 293 411 518

One Rep Max:
280 lbs on 8-13-12

 8-20-12 Update
     So I recently decided to begin a 13 week training program for the Star City Half Marathon, and consequently have decided to delay my deadlifting progression until the my next strength training cycle starts in late Nov. I did go back to the deadlift today just to see what I had and 290 was a fail. Still, with a new PR at 280 lbs set on 8-13-12 it is hard for me to be disappointed. I know what to do when the time comes and I have no reason to want to rush anything. Technically, 280 is closer to Intermediate on the charts I use than it is to Novice, so I'm getting the upgrade!

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