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400 Lbs Deadlift Club!

Discussion in 'Fitness Challenges' started by Merk, Feb 24, 2008.

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  1. Merk

    Merk Satan is my spirit animal

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    Since I've recently conquered the 350 lbs Deadlift mark and I am far from close to the 500 lbs deadlift, I've decided to make a 400 lbs Deadlift club! :D

    Anyone else want in?
     
  2. Pete5

    Pete5 Active Member

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    I'm fairly close. I don't know what my conventional deadlift 1RM is, but my trap-bar deadlift 1RM is 400. My estimate is that I can pull 370 at the moment.
     
  3. Illuminate

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    I do 365, but I'm cutting, so I'm not sure how long it'll take to hit 400
     
  4. Pete5

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    Coan-Phillipi Deadlift Routine Week 2

    Conventional Deadlift: 1x5@135, 1x2@225, 1x2@275, 1x2@305, 1x2@325, 1x2@345 (easy)
    Speed Deadlifts: 8x3@280 with 1:30

    Olympic Romanian Deadlift: 3x8@245
    Bent-Over Row: 3x8@155
    Chin-Ups: 3x8@bw
    Good Mornings: 3x8@185 on a circuit with 1:30 rest between sets
     
  5. digitalnebula

    digitalnebula Plagiarist

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    Pulled 355 today...so I'm joining the party in here...

    Today's workout will be my startpoint...

    March 18 Lifts:
    Deadlift
    135 x 10
    185 x 5
    225 x 5 (Hooks)
    275 x 3 (Hooks)
    315 x 1 (Raw)
    335 x 1 (Raw)
    355 x 1 (Raw)
    275 x 8 (Raw)
     
  6. MannishBoy

    MannishBoy Senior Member

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    I got a triple at 401 last year. Pulled an easy double at 395 last week. Getting ready to pull 400+ for a couple of reps or so in a sec :spaz:

    I haven't DL'd heavy in a long time due to a knee.

    EDIT: 1@415 PR. Not too bad. Started to do 2, but figured the second rep would be ugly even if successful.
     
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    Sweet!!! :tucool:
    Nice pull man...:bow:

    Now you gotta go chase down the boys in the 500 club! :eek:
    Man, that humbles me just saying it...maybe next year...
     
  8. Foley

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    Currently 175kg / 385lbs. So close! :)
     
  9. MannishBoy

    MannishBoy Senior Member

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    400 to 500 I suspect is much harder than 300 to 400. I'd like to pull 450 early summer, though. I'd also like to do it without straps. I can get maybe 385 before I get grip limited.
     
  10. zenpharaohs

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    Don't rush things but based on your single leg work you are already strong enough to pull 400+ if you hit the lift right. In your case, it would just be a matter of getting the mechanics right to keep your back happy, and your legs could carry most of the lift.
     
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    Well there you go. There's just something really nice about the way four plates look on the bar.
     
  12. MannishBoy

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    Unfortunately, I only have 3 plates. So it was 3 plates, a quarter, two dimes, and a nickel :D I might go to Wal-Mart and buy a couple more 45s. I like the handle style Cap plates they have for the money.

    I think it was actually better to pull 401 3 times than 415 1, so I'm still not that much stronger than last year yet. But considering the knee stuff, I'm happy.
     
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    Sounds like the load in my 3x405# video.
     
  14. Illuminate

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    I just got 385 lbs yesterday, just another pair of 10's.....
     
  15. digitalnebula

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    Forgot my hooks today but still had an awesome workout...my grip strength has improved by leaps and bounds over the last couple months....

    Deadlift
    45 x 10
    135 x 10
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    275 x 3
    315 x 5
    315 x 5
    315 x 2 - grip toasted....

    I am working my way toward a 315 x 5 x 5. I figure that will put me in striking distance of 405...

    I feel I am getting in the area of my upper limit at this point...question:
    Would doing some speed pulls for volume be in order?
    If so, my max is 355, what would be a good speed pull weight and volume look like? (Just ball park it...I'll try it out and adjust it...) Thanks in advance! :)
     
  16. George

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    I don't think I ever managed 5x5x315 before I pulled 405. :lol: I might be able to do it now. :confused:
    It probably wouldn't hurt. Where do you plan on putting them?
    Going by Westside it would look something like 8x3x55-65% of 1RM or 8x3x195-230. The key here is that they have to be fast:



    Don't sacrifice speed for weight. At least that's how I understand it.
     
  17. digitalnebula

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    Thinking about rotating them in every other week.
    Heavy one week, speed pulls the next, heavy again, etc...

    Thanks George! :tu:
    I'll give 225 x 8reps x 3sets next week...
     
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    5x5x315 is very much so possible before 405.
    pulled 405 last year, i'm up to 425...

    but my real goal is to hit 500 this year..
     
  19. Pete5

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    Done at a bodyweight of 173 pounds.
    The video will be up on my YouTube soon.
     
  20. digitalnebula

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    Way to pull Pete! :dance:

    Wow! the only thing I pulled when I was 16 was my....wait don't wanna break the rules :lol:

    Nice job man!
     

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