View Full Version : 1 week out and DL is way under par

01-09-2010, 06:47 PM
I have been doing an Ed Coan DL routine for 7 weeks now and it just seems like Im losing strength on my DL. Before this routine I was hitting 550 DL and now Im not even hitting 520 in my workouts. I have a push/pull meet next Saturday for a local gym not a fed. I was hoping to at least 560 but after today's workout Ill be happy if I hit 550. For weeks I have been missing my work set reps. I thought today was gonna be a good lift day because I missed last weeks DL day so I thought with a week away from deadlifting I would hit all my lifts. Everything was going up easy and smooth until 500 then when I went 520 I just could not break ground after a few tries I went to 510 and still nothing. The Coan program is working good for my bench and squat but for my DL its just not cutting it. I plan to go back to 5/3/1 for my DL after next weekend. I hope to hit at least a 550 next weekend. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for listen to my rant I really needed to vent. lol.

Today's training
Week 7
Jan 09/10

200 x 5
250 x 5
300 x 5
350 x 5
400 x 3
450 x 2
500 x 1
520 x 3x0
510 x 2x0

Speed Deadlift
450 x 2
450 x 3
450 x 2

Power Shrugs
385 x 5
385 x 5

Straight Leg Deadlift
295 x 5
295 x 5

Dumbbell Rows
100 x 5
100 x 5

Underhand Lat Pull-downs
180 x 5
170 x 5

01-09-2010, 06:59 PM
Deads can be an enigma at times. If you're off mentally or physically even a little bit, relatively easy weights can turn into grinders. Just deload before the meet, and you'll do fine. You might even surprise yourself with a PR.

chris mason
01-09-2010, 10:13 PM
You are overtrained, pure and simple. Don't pull again until the meet and then when you resume training try a Westside template.

john o
01-10-2010, 02:56 AM
Agreed. Definitely sounds like overtraining sprinkled with a little bit of a psychological block.
A week off usually does wonders. Coan seems to require quite a bit of volume that would be diificult for my
Body to handle for any extended period.

01-10-2010, 08:41 AM
+2.... overtrained......

do nothing heavier than just flushing everything out this week with really light weights... let your body rest.....

01-10-2010, 11:30 AM
Dude, you were told the same thing last time you posted about missing a target weight. You were lifting way too much volume. Overtrained +3.

01-10-2010, 11:36 AM
Wait, you did coan programs for both dead, bench, and squats at same time??
Seems like a recipe for overtraining

01-10-2010, 11:52 AM
Dude, you were told the same thing last time you posted about missing a target weight. You were lifting way too much volume. Overtrained +3.

Yeah I remember at that time I was squatting and DL the same day with a project PR DL of 600 in 12 weeks. I went to a projected 575 in 12 weeks and DL and squatted on separate days. I thought that would help, Iguess not. I did a light squat today and will change up my DL program after next sat. meet. Thanks for the help guys.

01-10-2010, 06:18 PM
The best way to stay away from over training is to use a lower max for your training. That way towards the end of the cycle the weights dont ctach up and beat you down too close to the meet.

01-10-2010, 08:59 PM
that program is hellacious!

unless you're on gear and living to eat and still a phenom in the gym it way overdoes your body and then some.

not a solid routine unless you've built up YEARS of gym time to accomodate the work..and even then..without a little "assistance" i don't see it being as productive as other programs.