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Timed Deadlifts Challenge

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

  1. zenpharaohs

    zenpharaohs Elite Member
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    Nice set, sounds like a good plan.

    After people get in a few results they like, it would be nice to hear what value they think they might be getting from this sort of work, if any?
     
  2. Azure

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    I would imagine it'll help increase your DL numbers overall.

    In fact the program I'm doing right now calls for speed DLs at 240#.

    Otherwise, metabolically I'd imagine it will have some benefits as well.

    What benefits have you seen? Considering you've been doing this a lot longer than the rest of us.
     
  3. zenpharaohs

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    Trap bar deadlifts (hooks):

    6x410#

    For time:

    (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 2, 1) x 500# in about 9:30
     
  4. zenpharaohs

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    It's been mostly about metabolism and strength endurance for me. I think it can also be a really good confindence builder for some people.
     
  5. fishtanker

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    For me its really helped with power off the line when i'm biking. That and heavy step ups.
     
  6. fishtanker

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    Damn Zen. Thats moving some serious weight.
     
  7. zenpharaohs

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    Yeah but it's not even one rep more than last time. I was cruising pretty well once I got into the sets of four, but then all of a sudden I was getting distracted by little things, and I ran out of gas. It wasn't
    lack of ventilation or cardio limit - I wasn't really breathing that hard and the pulse was elevated but nothing amazing. I think I just dropped my blood sugar and that got me those last two limp sets.
     
  8. tensdanny

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    That is seriously impressive Zen.
     
  9. Azure

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    46x260# - 10 min.

    Above everything else, this challenge teaches you proper form. At least for me.
     
  10. fishtanker

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    Today was

    345# x5,4,5,5,5,6 (30) in 9:40
    BW 216#

    Level 3
     
    #50 fishtanker, May 27, 2009
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  11. Azure

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    I got something like 32X260# in 10 min last Friday.

    Horrible workout too. I had no energy.
     
  12. Ecrivain

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    Level 2: 255 x 12, 6, 6, 10, 6, 6, 6, 4 = 56

    A month later and I've only added 7 reps. :confused: Maybe I'll try Level 3 next time. :scared:

    This really exposes any weak point in the lift. This time, I could tell the grip with my left hand was weak, and it held me back from squeezing a few more reps out of some of those sets.

    I like the focus that comes with this. For ten minutes, it's just me, the weight, and the clock. The rest of the gym just fades away.
     
  13. dejavued

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    hot damn! i would be SO happy to pull ONE at 345. :lol:

    way to go fishyT. :claphigh:

    that's what i like to hear. :D

    :dreamy:
     
  14. fishtanker

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    Deja, if you weighed 215# i'm sure you'd be pulling way more than 345# ;)

    I think i'm trying level 4 next time seeing as all my plates put me at 1.75x BW
     
  15. Azure

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    47x260#.

    One more than my previous best.

    Lower right side of my back is giving me problems. I was too stubborn to miss a workout though.
     
  16. Ecrivain

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    ...and then I woke up and realized what Level 3 would actually mean lifting. :lol: Ummm... maybe Level 2.5 next time. :o
     
  17. Azure

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    So, my last 3 tries at this have been 46, 47, 46x260# in 10 min.

    Should I keep on trying to hit 50, or should I add more weight? I'm thinking of going to 280#, and working from there.
     
  18. Azure

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    Decided to add more weight.

    37x280# - 10 min.
     
  19. dejavued

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    looks like a good choice since ya got 37. :claplow:
     
  20. zenpharaohs

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    My experience is that it works about the same either way once you get enough effort so that you are cardio limited. So do what strikes your fancy.
     

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