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thewicked
09-18-2009, 01:23 PM
when you pulled 700 for the first time?

hitting 545 consistently for 10 paused and plan on making my push for 575 for 10 in about a month or so.

So let's hear it..what was your best 10rep deadlift numbers when you hit the big 7 hundo

Ben Moore
09-18-2009, 01:53 PM
550x11 touch and go

MarcusWild
09-18-2009, 02:49 PM
I've hit 700 but I never go above 5 reps. Even my sets of 5 are SLDL. 10 reps? That's like cardio or cross fit. I think 10 reps is too many to closely correlate to 1RM.

Travis Bell
09-18-2009, 02:59 PM
I think 10 reps is too many to closely correlate to 1RM.

Exactly.

What you're able to hit for sets of 10 isn't going to be a good indicator of what you can hit for a single.

Heck, even sets of 5 can be misleading.

Sets of 10 will be a better indication of your level of conditioning.

Tom Mutaffis
09-18-2009, 03:47 PM
Have you already hit 700? If you are doing 545x10 paused you should definitely be very close if you have not hit the 700 lbs mark yet.

I have never done a 10 rep max. I did 500x11 @ 207 lbs bodyweight in 60 seconds at a strongman contest with up and down commands... this was about a year and a half ago. At the time I was probably about a 635-645 lbs puller. One of the guys who I went head to head with hit the same number and he had previously hit a 700 lbs pull. As others mentioned there is not the same correlation from 10RM to 1RM in deadlift as there are in other lifts, or in general.

Pete22
09-18-2009, 04:00 PM
10 reps? That's like cardio or cross fit.

This. I think higher rep deadlifts and squats have more to do with conditioning and mental focus than absolute strength.

bald bull
09-18-2009, 05:13 PM
ya i agree my best is 650lbs pull and i never went above 3 reps just alot of sets.

thewicked
09-18-2009, 07:11 PM
i always had alot of success with high rep deads with it bringing my max up. I could never get my pull up doing sets of 5 or less HOWEVER I have since changed my technique for a greater biomechanical advantage via research and have started pausing all my reps. I've recently missed 635 but that was pretty much an SLDL which I've done for my entire PL career until recently. I also plan on doing more strongman so doing higher reps really helps benefit that. I got a buddy that pulled 610 for 10 at the same time hitting 705 so it prompted the question.

Tom...i outweight you by 70lbs and pulled 500 for 14 in a minute timed with commands....for you to pull 11 at 207 is incredible! Keep the videos coming man it really pushes me to do better in strongman! I LOVE IT!

Cmanuel
09-18-2009, 07:51 PM
Man I can't wait til the day I hit 700 lbs on a deadlift. I just keep telling myself lifting progression is a marathon not a sprint.

I can't think of a time when I used 10 reps in my main work set. I've always kept it to 5 or less unless going for a random rep PR.

powerm64
09-18-2009, 08:01 PM
I agree with the conditioning comment. I have pulled 435 for 10 reps, touch & go, but my best in a meet is only 510. I'm a mental lifter when it comes to the reps. I get in a zone and i can do the reps but not the max weight. Recently I pulled 500 for three reps but one week later I missed 515 for what ever reason, I got the weight to my knees and that was it. 545 for reps is crazy in my book.

Ben Moore
09-18-2009, 08:44 PM
i always had alot of success with high rep deads with it bringing my max up. I could never get my pull up doing sets of 5 or less HOWEVER I have since changed my technique for a greater biomechanical advantage via research and have started pausing all my reps. I've recently missed 635 but that was pretty much an SLDL which I've done for my entire PL career until recently. I also plan on doing more strongman so doing higher reps really helps benefit that. I got a buddy that pulled 610 for 10 at the same time hitting 705 so it prompted the question.

Tom...i outweight you by 70lbs and pulled 500 for 14 in a minute timed with commands....for you to pull 11 at 207 is incredible! Keep the videos coming man it really pushes me to do better in strongman! I LOVE IT!

I found when I was training for strongman that just building your dead max strength helps in the reps. A couple of specific rep training sessions before your show and you're ready to go. Just my $.02 from an old washed up pro, haha.

Jeremy Hamilton
09-20-2009, 03:58 PM
I am terrible at pulling reps. I can put 100lbs on a triple.

I can maybe get 500x10 with my 705 single.

robchris
09-20-2009, 05:03 PM
I never go above 5's on the DL... However I did 405x10 a long time ago when I was a young chap!

545 x 10 is awesome though... Takes a lot of mental toughness!

SGT ROCK
09-20-2009, 05:09 PM
600x10 at the NERB, raw in a singlet, sumo with a hook grip, dead stop (very long pauses at the end lol, I was GASSED). Reps have little to do with how you can max, I have never tripled over 685 in the DL for instance, I truly AM AWFUL at reps. Walter Thomas stated with practice one should do 200lbs over a solid ten rep DEAD STOP set, and Rick Gaugler preached the same concept with 75lbs over a triple.

Semper Fi

Tom Mutaffis
09-20-2009, 07:01 PM
I found when I was training for strongman that just building your dead max strength helps in the reps. A couple of specific rep training sessions before your show and you're ready to go. Just my $.02 from an old washed up pro, haha.

It is tricky to train for deadlift for rep events, especially if it is a heavy weight. I would say that following something like what Ben suggested is probably your best bet - try to bring up your max and then do a couple of rep workouts but not to failure just to get a hang of touch and go or timing.

In a contest a lot of times it comes down to how much adrenaline is going and how bad you want it. I have absolutely crushed some PR's in contests just because I was completely focused and willing to do whatever it took to get the lift. In my 3rd contest I had never pulled 500 for more than a single and had a 545 lbs max but did 500 lbs x 7 dead stop each rep on an axle bar, which was also over 2.5X BW at the time. Having a bunch of people yelling at you can create a good atmosphere for big lifts.

Wicked - if it works for you then I would say to keep with it. Some people respond better to reps, some respond better to high intensity. Most seem to build more strenght in the 1-5 rep range... but everyone is different. I would say to do some rack work though to at least get some heavy weight in your hands so that the 1RM attempts are not such a big jump when you do go for them.

NickAus
09-20-2009, 07:07 PM
Some strong Deadlifting!

mastermonster
09-20-2009, 08:44 PM
Still dreaming of a 700 pull...then I wake up 'darn it'!

brandonlilly3
09-21-2009, 07:08 AM
Just looked back and when I pulled 705 I had 3 weeks prior done 565 for 12. I agree that reps are not a set in stone indicator, but I believe that low rep work 3-5 is best for building a single. I only do reps when I deload after a meet.

JSully
09-21-2009, 10:13 AM
I'm in the mid-to-upper 6s and pulled a 500x10 touch-n-go this weekend on my last set... Next week my last set will be with 525 so I'm going to go for 10 with that..