Thought this was interesting. Dug up an old video of me pulling 5 plates for the first time (495lbs) and compared it to my rocket ship 501 deadlift from today's meet. It's pretty clear that the bar speed indicates progress. Swweeettt!!
495 1-21-09 ~195 lbs
http://www.facebook.com/v/594786725598 (sorry can't embed it)
501 - 12-6-09 187 lbs
Last edited by Cmanuel; 12-07-2009 at 05:02 PM.
what, 71 views and noone likes my improvement?
Certainly looks much, much easier now. In the earlier video 495 looked to be at or near your max, what is your max now? Obviously 501 doesn't look close to your max right now. Apparently whatever you are doing is working, so keep it up.
Current max is 535 (see vid in my sig). Looking for 560-570 at my next meet in march.
Last edited by Cmanuel; 12-07-2009 at 05:23 PM.
great improvement... did you focus on increasing strength? more leg drive? lockout? all the above?
Very nice. That weight flew up
6' 1.... 211lbs.
Bench: 275lbs x 1
Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
Squat: ??? (not enough)
Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.
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Nice 501! That looks like part of a workset not a meet lift! Keep goin bud! Do the work!
"The deadlift is more functional in that itís very hard to imagine a more useful application of strength than picking heavy *h*t up off the ground" Rip
Max 3x5 Goal 3x5 by 12/31/11 *1X5
Bench (245) (275) 285x1x1 335
Dead (385)* (445) 435x1x1 505
Squat (320) (355) 355X1X1 405
Squat (195) (275) 20 Reppers!
(950) (1075) 1075 1245 Goals (Not including 20 reps)
5'10" 288Lbs 02/01/2011 Goal Weight 230 On my way back from a Break!
TWM - I didn't focus on one thing specifically... I just chose a routine and stuck with it and put 110% effort into it (5-3-1). I think I'm now at a point where I can throw in specific accessory movements for my deadlift in order to reap the benefits (in this case grip strength)
As far as squats and bench are concerned, I'll keep working the full movements until I feel that a certain aspect of the lift is holding me back.
James and Skinny - Thanks for the props. Just thought I'd share what a good year of dedication and training can accomplish and hopefully inspire some people on here to do the same.
Last edited by Cmanuel; 12-07-2009 at 10:02 PM.