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Very boring article, nerding about rather irrelevant footnotes <yawn>! Seriously, he should get himself a case of Jim Beam and start drinking again, since I like better his polemic meathead articles when he Texas style shoots in all directions without hitting anything, much more fun…
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
RM, you're using a Best, right?
I picked up an Athlete from Dean about 3 weeks and absolutely love it! I also wear it a little high for deads. There is a USPA meet out here in May and my extras funds are going to a singlet and entrance fees, otherwise I might look at the 3 inch.
The belt really makes it easier. I guess it does get in the way a little, but it's not too bad. I deadlifted 180 x 3 and it felt easy, I could have gone heavier. Then I did my back-off sets for 18 total reps at 165. Next week will be 185 no problemo. 200 here I come.
Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.
still havent tried the belt. i am dreading tomorrow. 85kgs x 5 twice. no belt and double over hand grip. i shouldnt psych myself out and should just do it. we shall see. if i make it thru, and i can still think, i will try it with the belt to see if i think it is easier. then i will do 100 kgs LOL
i find mixed grip makes me feel unbalanced. i already feel like one side is stronger than the other and my spine is twisted from carrying small children for years on the same hip. mixed grip is easier as i dont lose my grip but then if i can find some chalk to use, i dont either.
made the weights! 5 @ 82.5kgs followed by 2 sets of 5 @ 85kgs. i used some chalk for the 85kg sets but it was psychological i reckon. no belt and still double overhand grip. if i concentrate on driving up with my legs it is doable still. according to one of the online 1rm calculators which was relatively reliable last time i tried it, i should be able to lift 210lbs which calcs back to 95kg. i still have a ways to go to be able to dead 100kgs but i will keep working at it.