Totally SMASHED my deadlift PR this month **long read**

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  1. TQ

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    My form has been wrong for the last several monthes and because of it I've been stuck with a 5rm of 205.

    As most of you know, I have a heirneated disc, for me it hurts in one way or another periodically. Everytime I wake up its basically a 1 in 5 chance I'm going to be sore/stiff as hell for the first few hours of the day. Because of this, I never really push myself on squats/deadlifts.

    Anyways, on top of all that, the fact that I've hardly been able to go up in weight over the last few monthes has been even more discouraging for me.

    My brother (crucialkc) has been getting thick as hell over the last year and has really been my main source of motivation (who wants to end up smaller than their little brother :o :) ) but living away at school means I can only lift with him maybe once or twice a month when I come home to visit.

    He showed me how wrong my form was a few weeks ago--I was basically doing some kind of whack ass stiff-leg :ugh: and in the last 3 weeks I've gone 215x5, then 225x5 last week, and 235x5 today. Then for the hell of it I decided to try 255 and got it 5 times :bowdown: This is awesome for me because

    1. I never EVER deadlifted that much before my injury
    2. I finally feel like I'm getting stronger and making progress always feels awesome.

    I know this shit is weak as fuck compared to 90% of F&N but I've always hated the fact that my bench was so much higher and now my deadlift is getting close to matching it and it went up 50lbs in the last few weeks because my form was fucked so now I can continue to make progress :wiggle:

    I guess I'm just making this thread because I'm in a great mood now and wanted F&N to know how much I love the info I get in here :hug:



    Cliffs: go eat some flax




    Ok, now you guys can flame me and take me down a notch :fawk:
     
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    so what was wrong with your deadlist ? Not enough leg movement ?
     
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    yeah.

    for some reason I had it in my head that I needed to get my torso over parallel while bending my legs.

    :hsugh:
     
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    If you still have a herniated disc why are you doing deadlifts?
     
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    Because I'm strong enough to do it :dunno:

    All the core work I've done has given me back the ability to lift. But there are still some drawbacks to not having surgery to fix it, like being stiff/sore every once in awhile.
     
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    Congrats man, but be careful broda
     
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    Good stuff but lifting with a herniated disc is.. scary. Height/Weight? Anyway good job. Progress is progress and thats all that matters.
     
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    Nah, I deadlift every week.

    Now bent-over barbell rows......for some reason they put a weird pressure on my spine and THAT shit hurts like hell.

    If I do it on a bench with DB's I'm fine.

    All of you saying blah blah blah about my back.....the only way to deal with a heirneated disc is to build muscle around it or have surgery (which is really risky)

    Lots of athletes have heirneated discs and don't even know it. My doc told me I could have done this years ago and it finally got bad enough to notice :dunno:
     
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    I'm working on that last part :o

    Weights are just so much more fun than cardio :hsd:
     
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    I do all of mine stiff leg on purpose :dunno:
    I get enough quad action between the 2 heavy squat sessions and the 1 bb lunge session every week
     
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    I do stiff legs from time to time on my leg day.

    What I was doing for my conventional deadlift was a mixture of stiff-legs and well....something else :dunno: :hs:
     
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    If you're going to deadlift, you should be doing light deadlifts, not going for new PRs. Just my .02...I've hurt my back a few times. Trust me, you're better off going light or not doing them at all until it's 100% healed.
     
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