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    a couple weeks ago i tried to max out on deadlift and was not able to lift more then 245. it seems my hamstrings/glutes arent really that strong so i decided to work on them. i started doing stiff leg dead lifts, started at 135 and worked my way up to 185 adding weight each workout. i was doing 5 sets of 5. i did this for a couple weeks and then got busy and i havent worked out since before christmas, so nearly a month

    anyways i was out in the garage tonight and needed to move my weights out of the way and decided just for the heck of it to just pick up the weights and move them. the 185 felt really light so i decided to just go for it and put all the weights i have on, which is 300lbs total including the bar. i was able to quite easily lift the 300 5 times! i am pretty stoked about it. i know considering my height and weight its probably not that impressive but ive never really lifted weights (including bodyweight stuff) before this year and considering i havent worked out in a month i thought it was really cool and wanted to share

    i guess i need to get some more weight plates soon!
    Primal Chaos
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    current 338lbs 49" waist
    goal 240lbs 35" waist

  • #2
    Congrats! That's awesome! And I wouldn't worry about what's "impressive" for someone your height and weight--worry about continuing to improve and do your best in your own body. A new PR is always worth celebrating.
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    • #3
      Pretty impressive! That's some quick growth.

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      • #4
        i am proud of you

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        • #5
          Outstanding! any progress is great progress!!!
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          • #6
            Rock on! Deadlift rules!

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            • #7
              Awesome stuff! 400lbs here you come!

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              • #8
                Excellent work Mike!
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                • #9
                  A 300 lb deadlift is a lot of weight - I had to work pretty hard to get there. Congrats!
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                  • #10
                    Well done!
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                    • #11
                      Looks like you had enough recovery time to be able to lift that much weight.

                      Maybe, what you did before was simply too much and not enough recovery time.

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                      • #12
                        This is great!! I'm inspired so sharing my own:

                        I hit a DL PR last night too.

                        Not as great, but I'm female and only 5'7" AND 9 mos out from major knee and ankle surgery. DL = 205 lbs last night. I smiled all the way home. My trainer is awesome and such a huge help.

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                        • #13
                          The hell??? I maxed out at 225x2 several weeks ago and haven't gotten close since then. Maybe I should stop going to the gym for a few weeks LOL.
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                          • #14
                            Speaks to the effectiveness of not over training. Most intermediate level lifting templates put Deadlift work at once a week, Sometimes once every 8-10 days. Its one of the easiest lifts to overtrain and knacker your nervous system, especially if you train heavy, which you should. Growing strength has more to do with proper recovery than it does with lifting for reps. two Heavy work sets, once a week. gets the job done.

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                            • #15
                              thanks everybody! im currently looking for a good deal on some more olympic plates. hoping to find some on craigslist cheap
                              Primal Chaos
                              37yo 6'5"
                              6-19-2011 393lbs 60" waist
                              current 338lbs 49" waist
                              goal 240lbs 35" waist

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