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The 350lb deadlift club

Discussion in 'Fitness Challenges' started by beginner84, Dec 20, 2007.

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  1. beginner84

    beginner84 Active Member

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    welcome toooooooooo :

    the 350lb deadlift club

    ok, here it is, the "club" for all of us wanting to break the 350lb/160kg barrier on the deadlift.

    so, lets help eatchother growing and slowling approaching our goals.

    my current status is 1x130kg/287lb

    hit it guys :flex:
     
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  2. zenpharaohs

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    Brilliant idea. It was only a little over a year ago that I was looking to break 300#. I think this might be the best challenge here at JSF.
     
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    He's currently trying to get into the 600 lb club. :nod:
     
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    Well yes, but in a different way. My 1RM is past 350# already. But, I have a different deadlift event where 350# would be a good challenge for me - 50 reps in 10 minutes. I have done that at 315#, and need to move that up. So 350# is a deadlift challenge for me for reps.

    I just think the 350# deadlift is a much more important goal than 500# or 600#, which are nice, but a bit more about ego. Just about every man that works out should aim for a 350# deadlift, and I think it has more health benefit to get from 0 to 350# than to go from say 500# to 600#.
     
  7. Rise

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    i'm in. i'm currently at 235x10 reps
     
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    hey what is a good way to do your 1RM? like in terms of working your way up to it in sets?
     
  9. beginner84

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    i cant say however i dont like really finding out the 1RM i preferr doing 3 rep sets for warmup till i am
    on the weight i wanna try. 45 lb jumps inbetweeb the sets. then see what can happen.
     
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    I'm in but I need to know how you guys are doing them. I use a Hammer Strength machine and am currently at 270# for four sets of six. I know my weights would be lower on a conventional deadlift. Do I need to start over at a lower weight and lift a barbell from the floor?
     
  11. zenpharaohs

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    If you're pulling 270# for 6 on the machine you should start working with the bar. You may or may not need to start with a lower weight.
     
  12. beginner84

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    im with zen's advice, stop using the machine and start just doing 3 sets of 12 reps with the bar for your first "real" deaflift.

    next time, do one warmup set with the bar alone, then add 22 pounds and see if you can do 8-12 reps with good form,
    if so add another 22 for the next set.

    if you can get to 66 pounds on the 3rd set and hit 8-12 without to much effort,
    note it down and call it a day.

    next time, after warming up, start with one set of 66 and work up the +22 till you feel confident about the weight.

    nice that you'r in :)
     
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    I did 340lb x 5 last wed (not to failure), I am aiming for 350lb x 5 next wed. I'll be taking a video.

    Damn it I'm too weak for the 500lb club, too strong for the 350lb club.
     
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    My best is currently 155kg, which puts me at 341. I am confident I can break the 350 barrier very soon. I want to break the 400 barrier in the first quarter of 2008 if poss.
     
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    Nice one for getting this going Bg84..i always seem to work better and feel more motivated in a group.(i have had great progress with Carguy Yourself and the rest of you on the bulking challenge)

    I'm in ...225 x 3 reps (to failure at moment). i deadlift only once a week and i will make my target at 1x350 September 2008(which will fall at my 1st year lifting anniversary :D).

    Ha Ha...Let the games begin!!:bb:
     
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    I have already pulled 160kg, so I will aim to try it for a double next time I test my strength. :)
     
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    Count me in :D

    I could do with something like this to keep me focused!

    I tested my deadlift 1RM a couple of days ago and maxed out at 250lbs (114kg), giving me a solid 100lbs to add. This should be fun :jumping:
     
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    I'm in. It is one of my goals for 2008.

    I am in the same neighborhood as you. Before Christmas I pulled 205 3 times just as an experiment. Probably puts me in the 225lb 1RM area... I am new to powerlifting movements and hope to cash in on some newbie gains in the first couple of months as I get more educated on form and technique.

    Is it realistic to add over 100 lbs to my deadlift in a year? How long has it taken others to go from 225lbs to 350lbs?
     
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    From 225 lbs, absolutely.
     
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    I went from 275# to 500# in a little over a year - I would have to look in the journal for the exact timing, but it was less than two years for sure.

    Just take it at the pace which is healthy for you, and you might be surprised. Don't worry about how fast you improve, just worry about making sure you don't get injured so you can continue to improve.
     

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