View Full Version : 700lb raw deadlift from 3.75" defecit, and recovery ice bath (VIDEO)

Zac Whalen
03-06-2012, 08:15 AM
Video of one of my training partners from this weekend doing a raw 700lb deadlift standing on 5 mats (3.75" defecit), and a video i took a month or so ago of some of the recovery work we had been doing over the winter. We all spent time in the pool, and it really helped reduce inflamation and made a big difference in sore spots and small injuries. It actually wasn't as bad as it would seem either, once you get in everything pretty much goes numb right away.


03-06-2012, 08:32 AM
When I come out of an ice bath, my wife usually makes a wiseass comment about the shrinkage. Nothing boosts a man's ego as much as hearing "Looks like a penis, only smaller."

Nice pull, by the way.

Brian Hopper
03-08-2012, 09:05 AM
Strong pull!!!

Zac Whalen
03-08-2012, 09:44 AM
Yeah, it was a strong pull. It was one of his first training days back after having his first baby girl, but it didn't look like he had lost anything. His best pull is 810 in a meet. If we could get his bench up, he would put up a pretty sick total.

03-08-2012, 12:46 PM
Strong Stuff. Nice ice bath!

03-09-2012, 04:30 PM
Awesome deadlift!!

03-10-2012, 07:28 AM
Solid DL.
Sh*t. That an insane ice bath. How long was he there?

Zac Whalen
03-10-2012, 11:36 AM
We all worked up to spending about 10 minutes in the pool. Steve was in there more than any of us, and he found out that if you wear gloves, shoes, and a hat, it makes it a lot more bearable. Definately worth doing if you can stand it.