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The 500-Pound Deadlift Club

Discussion in 'Fitness Challenges' started by bradh, Jan 13, 2007.

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  1. bradh

    bradh Well-Known Member

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    Below is the shirt i look at every training session, its hung up on my wall in my homegym.

    Safe to say i really want to put that sucker on and i will not wear it until i pull 500lbs.

    This thread is for those who want to enter The 500-Pound Deadlift Club this year!

    Post your thoughts, progress whatever!

    My current 1RM using the Conventional Deadlift is 420-440lbs.

    Let the games begin!
     

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    Just to start things off:

    I'm hitting 1/2 deadlifts Monday or Tuesday after a rest week due to fatigue/overtraining.

    My last 1/2 Deadlift session i pulled 419(190Kg) for my max single, now that wasn't my max but that's were i stopped. I hope to add at least 11lbs to that next week, that being 5Kg.
     
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  3. 1FastGTX

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    Cool shirt. Where did you get it?
     
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    I'm in. At the moment I have a 455# deadlift.

    Oddly enough just on Wednesday I got a 400 pound squat - 420#.

    The 300# bench will be the hardest for me. I'm at 260# and probably not going up much if at all.

    But the deadlift is so much more important than the bench. Excellent topic for mutual progress tracking.
     
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    Cool Zen! You've progress alot more then me on the dead the last 6mths or so..i have to change that. :D

    Nice squat! My bench numbers are pretty close to yours i done 250 a good while ago but i'm just getting my shoulder healthy, has you probably know.

    Squat seems to be my weakest lift.
     
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    Thanks for the link buddy.

    Am I just weird? It seems like 300 for bench is a little low if you're sporting a 500lb. deadlift shirt. Actually my numbers are pretty awkward. Probably too much benching and curling in my youth... :rolleyes: :lol:
     
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    What are you guys going to use for the rules on form/cadance/depth/etc.?

    The only thing I can think of is all lifts should be raw (IMO). No shirts I mean (no bench shirts, but feel free to wear a t-shirt, haha).

    Conventional deadlifts? Does it matter? Hey how about rack pulls? ;)
     
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    :bow: :claphigh:
     
  10. Merk

    Merk Satan is my spirit animal

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    I'm so in. Though my deads are grossly under the rest of you guys. (300), I'll get there!!! though what I think is odd is my bench and squats are all about the same. . . wierd, no?
     
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    Yeah I have been really wary of my shoulder since a few months ago but it appears that I didn't actually injure it.
     
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    Well I will do everything raw. I think the suit aspect of deadlifts is not so big though.

    Powerlifting rules for deadlift are:

    OK without a judge, I figure maybe just the honor system?

    Once you have the 500#, it won't be that hard to get up a few pounds over that - say 510#. So that means that then, a 500# deadlift with good form should be possible even if it means waiting a couple weeks to "join the club".
     
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    Raw for me but with a belt, some would consider that raw and others not.

    Below parallel for the squat, i don't touch my hamies on my calfs anymore, i pullup just short of that.

    Cadance? You didn't post that....? :whistle:
     
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  14. MannishBoy

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    Type of challenge I like to watch. :tu:

    I'm nowhere close to you guys :( I think my max dead several months ago was like 315-320, done at the end of a workout just for grins. I'm currently pulling 4x8@285 or so, so I'm going to get there eventually. I rarely ever max a lift, but I guess theoretically I'd be pulling mid 300s for a max these days?

    When you guys do your 500s, we want vids!
     
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    I'd love to get in on this, but adding 125 lbs in a year is not so sane. Good luck, guys! :gl:

    I'll be working my ass off to keep you all from widening the gap too much though. :nod:
     
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    Well I'm really close with the hooks. Losing the hooks will be the issue for me. So maybe I'm not that close.
     
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    I'm positive I can pull 445 without any assistance, no belts, hooks or wraps. I'm cutting right now and wont pull a max for another few weeks, but we'll see where it goes.

    500 is definitely doable, I don't have any concern about that. I could improve my form and get another 20 pounds straight up I bet (I barely scrape my legs as I go up).
     
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    I was planning on incorporating deadlifts very soon, so I doubt that I will be able to join the 500 lb club this year, but someday I would like to.
     
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    AHAHAHHAHAHA! :tucool:
     
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    I shall probably join this challenge this summer, after track :D. I pulled over 500 once before, and I Havn't tried since I'm down 60 lbs, so we'll see. My guesstimates put me at 430-450 right now on the DL. Good luck you guys, those are some huge numbers you guys are gettin up.
     

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