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Timed Deadlifts Challenge

Discussion in 'Fitness Challenges' started by dejavued, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. dejavued

    dejavued Senior Member
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    I thought it'd be fun to have a timed deadlift challenge.

    simply max reps in 10 minutes.

    pick a "level" and report how many reps you are able to get in the 10 minutes.

    then work ur ass off to get that number higher and beat yourself and fellow jsf members at your level. :spaz:

    level 1 -0.75 x bw ({bodyweight x 0.75} +/- 10 lbs for max reps in 10 minutes)

    level 2 - bw (bodyweight +/- 10 lbs for max reps in 10 minutes)
    EXAMPLE: 200 lb person deadlifts 190-210 lbs for 52 reps in 10 minutes

    level 3 - 1.5 x bw ({bodyweight x 1.5} +/- 10 lbs for max reps in 10 minutes)

    level 4 - 1.75 x bw ({bodyweight x 1.75} +/- 10 lbs for max reps in 10 minutes)

    level 5 - 2 x bw ({bodyweight x 2} +/- 10 lbs for max reps in 10 minutes)
     
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  2. dejavued

    dejavued Senior Member
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    i spose i should start.

    won't be doing any for a few days but last week i got:

    level 4: 225 lbs x 7,5,5,5,6,5,5,4,2 = 44 total reps

    hoping to get around 50 next time i try this weight :scared:
     
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    I'll bite.


    Level 2: 255 lbs x 7,7,7,5,5,5,5,1 = 42 total reps.
     
  4. dejavued

    dejavued Senior Member
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    level 4: 225 lbs (bw 130lbs) x 9, 7, 6, 6, 6, 5, 5, 4, 3 = 51 total reps :claphigh::claphigh::claphigh::claphigh:
     
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    OK let me check my signature:

    50 x 315# deadlift in 9:50.6

    That was done at a bodyweight of about 205# so it was just over 1.5xBW.
     
  6. dejavued

    dejavued Senior Member
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    hey zen were those touch n go?? i remember there being a video but i can't remember that detail. :confused:
     
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    Those were in sets of singles. Here is the video of an attempt I made before I finally succeeded. In this case, I cut the session short because I was afraid my son was going to turn off the camera.



    You can see from the time that I was easily on pace to get the 50 in ten minutes.

    Sometimes I pull touch and gos, as in the deadlift part of the Philadelphia Half Marathon Equivalent workout: 8x5x160kg, 6x5x150kg, 10x150kg (see video) and 4x5x140kg. The idea was to get 100 reps averaging over 150kg in less than an hour; this took just under 51 minutes. I suppose that is another timed deadlift set.

     
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    nice. i forget you drink diet soda during the workout right?? at first i thought that was a huge mug of dark beer. :doh:

    that definitely sparks my interest. i'll have to try to get 100 reps of 1.75 x bw in an hour sometime this cut. :tucool:

    do you wait until ur heartrate comes down to a certain level to start the next set or are you looking at the watch for time???

    i did my last timed deads with deload at the bottom each time. i was definitely able to get a LOT more reps with touch n go. i'm weak from the ground so i guess that makes sense.
     
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    Once I've finished up my current cycle and have re-tested my max I'm in :D.
     
  10. dejavued

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    :jumping: sweet!
     
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    A: Yeah it's an actual pint glass so a lot of people have asked if it's Guiness. Uh, brilliant, I suppose.

    B: If I am really going to push for time, I do look at the heart rate monitor, and have a recovery rate in mind, although I am also keeping in mind the reps and time remaining; starting out I'm trying to keep the rate down, but if there isn't too much time left, then I will raise the recovery rate since I can handle the high rate for a little while. You have to be a little careful since the neuromuscular recovery of deadlifting is important, more important than that cardio-metabolic recovery if you have a high lactate threshold. So although my lactate threshold is over 170, I keep the recovery rate more like 150 in the beginning, and 160 until the last set or so, when it's time to let it rip.

    C: If you get a lot more reps from touch and go, then pull full singles, and vice versa. Train whichever is harder.
     
  12. zenpharaohs

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    Now look. It's all well and good for you to fill the bikini thread with PRs and such, but here I think we shall have something to say. And by "WE" I mean, uh, Big_D? Pete5? chic? fishtanker? Schmo? Bueller?

    Is this thing on?
     
  13. dejavued

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    thanks for the answers zen. i appreciate it. what does your heartrate tend to peak at for the 10 min sets??

    yeah i've figured that out. i'm doing almost all full singles (besides the last timed set) and speed pulls from a deficit.

    :evil::evil::evil: boys he's callin ya out!!!! :spaz::spaz::spaz: bring it on!
     
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    The one in my signature came from this workout:

    That's right under where the lactate threshold probably was in those days.
     
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    From today's workout:

    So I believe I am starting out with 31 reps at "level 4".
     
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    wow 31 reps at 405 lbs. :eek::eek::eek: nice!! :claphigh::bow:
     
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    OOPS, :bang: shd have checked the thread before heading to the gym, I did it for 15 mins instead of 10:( ah well will know for next time). Also someone came up and started chatting to me in the middle:rolleyes:

    level 2 60kg DLs
    13 10 9 9 7 7 6 5 7 (=63) next time I will do 10 mins

    how the heck does Déjà do level 4:bow:?

    is there a strategy for this? what does touch n go mean? i think my rests were too long.
     
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    :lol: at least 10 minutes will feel short next time!!

    sure there's a strategy... (andy will say its an art :lol:)..... mostly just figuring out how many reps to do the first couple sets so you aren't completely fried but get in a fairly decent number. then its just playing with how little rest you can handle.

    touch n go just means not fully deloading the weight of the bar to the ground..... just touching the plates to the ground and relifting.

    you did great! i guarantee u'll show a lot of improvement quickly with these too. good job jedi!!! :spaz: christy's going to be coming for you shortly. :evil::evil::evil:
     
  19. zenpharaohs

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    A: 15 minutes for reps is a good workout to begin the training for the 10 minute challenge. Train to run through the finish line - not to the finish line. Later, you cut it back to the 10 minute contest duration.

    B: Chatting doesn't help recovery. But at least you didn't stop.

    C: If you got the 63 in 15 minutes you should increase the load.

    D: DJ is a hardass.

    E: You don't really have to think out a strategy, if you go hard, the strategy sort of explains itself to you as you go along.
     
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    Today, body weight 227#

    So that's 24 reps at 2.20xBody weight in less than 10 minutes. It is a trap bar, though (which I really like for training).

    Since 2.25x227 = 510 I would say that these could be considered level 6.
     
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