My first 190kg/418lb dead-lift..

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  1. Rumbaar

    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    My first 227.5kg/500lb dead-lift..

    EDIT: See later posts for a 1 year update & vids.
    SECOND EDIT: New PB/PR, 227.5/500, second page.

    I know there are some big boys on this forum ... but for me breaking the 200kg (I currently weigh a fatty 88kg/194lb) barrier in dead-lift (standard barbell DL) is a goal and came a little closer today.

    Firstly technique is the key! I found I was using not optimal technique before, now I'm really pressing up too the shin bone and trying to drag up over the knee. Made it much much easier then previous attempts. I kept the bar too far away from my legs.

    70kg/154lb X 8 warmup
    100kg/220lb X 6
    140kg/308lb X 5
    170kg/374lb X 3
    190kg/418lb X 1

    Was relatively easy and didn't hurt my glutts like it has in past. I did try 200kg/440lb but only got the bar 2-3inches off the ground. NEXT TIME!! :big grin:

    Just thought I'd share, I was personally quite happy with the result. I've only started doing legs (ever) in the last months. Previous I've been an upper torso kind of guy. Having attainable goals really help getting that motivation back...
     
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    stronger fatty is still commendable :bigthumb:

    At least you know your weak point now.
     
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    Try for 3x315 and 1x385 before your next max attempt.
     
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    :bowdown:
     
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    Thx siniquezu, yeah it's good to know ya weak points.

    Yeah I didn't go in that day to do a max set, it just happened :) and I should have gone straight to the 200/440 instead of the 190/418. But at least I know now I can do it, which previously mind over mater was an issue for me.
     
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    oh man, i'm too pussy to do that, since the bars have jagged grip handles. i always have it like 1-2 inches from legs.
     
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    my shins are covered in blood right now from pulling. it really doesnt hurt as bad as i thought it would. my partner does what you do though lawrence he doesnt want the banged up shins
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    Yeah for a while now I too was trying to do them with the bar sitting 2 or so inches from my ankles. This was at the time 'cause I had bad form and thought it would hit my knees. Was too far forward over the bar.

    I always wear long pants when I train so even if it does scrape too hard on my shins the fabric helps 'lubricate' the movement. I did those with little too no real scraping, so it was all good. The bars we have here, have two smooth sections at the centers with the rough grip parts to the sides, so the legs fit nicely into these smooth areas. Or at least for the stance I take.

    Definitely no blood as of yet, but who knows what the future holds :big grin:
     
  9. Gibles

    Gibles the funny thing about my back is....

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    good job

    I finally got 455lbs a couple of weeks ago, what a feeling!
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    Nice, yeah breaking the 200kg mark will be a good feeling too. Congrats to you!

    Certainly feeling it today, three days later :)
     
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    Necro .... dead chicks don't say no!!!

    Well looks like a year on, wow been that long, and broke the 210kg/462lbs barrier.

    Shitty form, I was too high and wiggled like a dancer but it was the most I've done to date and after a night out on the town the day before.
    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=mH9uOBTukSE

    I did push out 150kg X 10 after this so that's a sign it didn't blow me totally out like it would in the past.
     
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    no wood?
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    I'm not sure what that means?

    I don't turn you on .... no homo!
     
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    lol u can pull a lot more. quick glance at ur vids when the bar is right at your knee level, you tend to pull upward and away vs toward your body. needa start working on firing those glutes. thrust your hips into the bar. try a reflex rep before your attempt
     
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    Thx PreemO, I originally bought the camera so I could see where I was going wrong and work on it. I'll try to put your tip into action and see how I go. Yes at times in the past it's gotten to the point where I have felt myself trying to curl the bar more than lift it, so I get your observation.

    My glutes are my weakest point that is for sure. I tend to neglect squats due to a previous injury and phobia (should do more lunges then!). Also you might noticed the squat rack in the right of the shot, and see how shit it is. The bars aren't adjustable enough and far to low for me.

    I know when I first started I used to have the bar sitting too far away in front of me. Getting it closer to my shins and trying to drag it more over and up my legs has helped. Have to work on technique more.
     
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    you lose a lot of leverage when you pull straight up/down. use your body weight as a counter-weight to the barbel and fall back. try some good mornings at a height identical to your hip position when the bar is at your knees. pull throughs, or plain old rack pulls
     
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    yeah hitch.jpg.

    good to move that amount of weight but you gots to thrust like the bar is the pussy naw mean?
     
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    Breaking 400 was amazing for me. Keep it up.
     
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    I can't deadlift as much with the bar against my shins
     
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    :bigthumb: job

    i usually just wear long socks that i pull up when i do deadlifts.
     
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    Yeah it seem the consensus is that I have to learn to 'fuck' the bar more... "you can do put your back into it..." and thrust.

    Good morning, yeah I tend to do those more than squats. To stretch the lower back and hamstrings. Getting if off the ground used to be the issue, now locking it seems to be the hitch.

    Yeah that is why I wear long pants, so not to get 'bloody' shines.

    Thx for the positive comments. Enjoy ya Easter fellas.
     
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    yup, fuck the bar.
     
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    jagged grip handles?

    does the bar have knurling on the entire thing?
     
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    gratz brotha!!!
     
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