View Full Version : need to increase my deadlift 35lbs in 36 days.

01-19-2007, 07:22 AM
got a competition the 24th of feburary and would like to have it to 405 for it.
any advise on workouts?
last year with only doing 3 training sessions on deads i did 370 at the comp.
well i should have about 3 or 4 months training for them now.
yesterday i tried to up the weight to 375 and failed misrably as it didnt budge (have gotton 370 a few times at the end of a workout)
right now my deadlift workouts consist of about 3-4 sets after i get done with squats, I am going to be splitting them up next week (was going to do it this week but i had to miss a workout cause of a meeting with a morgage broker for the house im getting) I think this week i was just to tired after my squat workout as i did 250x10 for 2 sets, 285x3 and 325x1, then to deadlifts at 325x5, 340x3, then attempted 375 and failed.

im thinking of doing something like 5 reps, 5 reps, 3 reps, 3 reps, then 1 rep.
just need to move my max strength up for it. what do the heavy deadlifters suggest?

01-19-2007, 07:52 AM
I would say, if getting deadlifts up to 405 is important, then do DLs before squats for the next month.

If you got up to 370 last time with only 3 sessions, then I suspect you can get to 405. Just start with what you can do and push it higher each time you lift.

01-19-2007, 10:04 AM
Read up on Westside training...

01-19-2007, 10:07 AM
35 lbs in basically a month. I would just focus on hitting your dead hard and really working on your form.

01-19-2007, 01:10 PM
What competition are you doing?

01-19-2007, 01:56 PM
35 pounds in a month? Start working with reps under 5 and hit it hard man, if you want to increase it your going to have to solely train for improving deadlift and not worry to much about other lifts.

01-19-2007, 02:02 PM
What competition are you doing?

darke county ymca push and pull meet, just a small local bench and deadlift meet, were i used to work out.

im almost at my bench goal of 365 raw, as i did 360x1 last tuesday
got to focus and both bench and deadlifts

01-19-2007, 03:03 PM
I DL before Squats and never have a problem uping the weight every week.

02-27-2007, 11:43 AM
just an update, I made my goal!
pulled 405 for my competition, goes to show you you can achieve anything if you beleive :)
next stop 5 plates a side.

02-27-2007, 11:46 AM
nice work bro

02-27-2007, 02:51 PM
Awesome job. Next time, use drugs. It's the easiest and most effective way. Just messing with you, but seriously...

02-27-2007, 03:11 PM
nice lift man.