View Full Version : Jodi's (almost) Double Body Weight Deadlift

08-28-2006, 06:47 AM
Jodi's been deadlifting for less than 1 year.

She weighed in at 107 the day of this deadlift.

She used a double overhand grip (NOT hook grip).

Two Hundred and two pounds! (http://www.wannabebig.com/vids/Jodi%20-%20Deadlift%20-%20202x1.mpg)

And she makes it look easy! Her hips came up a little fast, but she's been working on correcting that during her DE work.

Next deadlift session (Sept 10th if my calculations are correct), she'll go for 215 to solidify the 2xBW and if that goes well, I may convince her to try 225.

I'm very proud of her hard work!


08-28-2006, 06:51 AM
This is so awesome, unbelievable so proud of her :)

08-28-2006, 07:01 AM
Impressive lifting, and how often would you reccomend switchin up your grip?

Ive always done a mixed grip, but wanna try hook soon.

Tell jodi, con said gj :thumbup:

Clifford Gillmore
08-28-2006, 07:04 AM
Ugh I've been deading for maybe a year... I'm not where a double BW.

Congrats Jodi!

08-28-2006, 07:21 AM
Wow man, how did an ugly guy like you snag such a sweet and petite girl with much strength...go Jodi - :thumbup:

08-28-2006, 07:36 AM
Awesome job jodi... Double BW - hopefully I'll catch you soon..

BTW.. finally convinced my wife to try it 7 weeks ago, after showing her some of your Jodi posts & GetFits - she was able to do BW - 20 lbs that day.. not too bad.. and now she is up to BW + 10 lbs for 6 reps..

08-28-2006, 07:49 AM
Wow man, how did an ugly guy like you snag such a sweet and petite girl with much strength...go Jodi - :thumbup:


that is super impressive your training her damn well big ant. :nod:

08-28-2006, 08:50 AM
Looks just as fast as I pull... cept im at like not even 1.5x bodyweight yet.

chris mason
08-28-2006, 02:12 PM
Nice work!

08-28-2006, 03:09 PM
That's great! The double overhand grip is even tougher.

What's up with those plates? They look like they're made of wood.

08-28-2006, 03:10 PM
Pretty damn impressive. There are probably guys on here who weigh 200+ who couldn't pull 202. Although she struggled for a split second initially the rest of the lift was completely smooth. 215 (at least) is definitely within reach.

08-28-2006, 03:36 PM
Already mentioned this in your journal but that is one impressive pull. My gf is hoping to pull 200 by year end, Im sure she would be estatic if it went up that smooth.

08-28-2006, 03:46 PM
Cool that your getting your girl into deadlifting. I got my wife to start lifting with me a year and a half ago and she started deadlifting a year ago. Now she's getting close to the big 3-0-0 on the DL (raw, just a belt), which is awesome!

BTW, Jodi got that easy. I'm sure she's got 215-225 in her no prob!

08-28-2006, 03:52 PM
Great lift, 215 SHOULD be breezy!! Maybe I can use this video to inspire my girl to get into some physical training.

08-28-2006, 04:01 PM
Nothing better than being a mentor to someone and seeing them blossom under your tutelage!

08-28-2006, 04:03 PM
I can't see it from here! I'll have to go in and check later.

Impressive as hell - I can't wait to see it!

08-28-2006, 04:14 PM
That's awesome.

the doc
08-28-2006, 04:18 PM
that was a great effort... you can tell she's got more in her - another 10 lbs or so before she really hits a 1 RM

08-28-2006, 05:01 PM
Dude, she makes that same face when we're....nevermind, not the place for that.

08-28-2006, 05:24 PM
I like her notebook.

08-28-2006, 05:54 PM
I believe the wooden "plates" are there to keep the bar far enough off the ground to easily get the other plates on or off and thats a great, great idea. I may make a set... all you need it to be is to make the radius about 1" bigger then that of a 45 and your good to go.

08-28-2006, 06:18 PM
Jodi says thanks!!

Just to clarify about the wooden plates - yes, they are wooden, weigh 3.5lbs each, and are the same size as a standard 45lbs plate. She uses them when working with less than 135 so she pulls from the same height. But she was lazy and didn't switch them to the 45's when she got to 135. Hence the odd numbers (132, 152, 172, 192, 202). ;)

08-28-2006, 11:08 PM
Very strong lady you got there.

08-28-2006, 11:11 PM
Okay, I finally had the chance to watch this - she makes it look EASY! And, as an added perk, the little pink water bottle and the workout book with a butterfly on it warmed the cockles of my heart.

What a woman!

08-29-2006, 05:20 PM
Beautiful lift for a fbb. I have lifted over my own bodyweight before, but that is quite impressive for a female.