I recently started deadlifting after about 1 year and a half of training, for the simple reason as I wasn't sure how great my form was and how to perform it properly. I started doing 115 at around 8 to 10 reps. Now I'm up to 155 doing about 5 to 6 reps. Is this good weight to go up in after 2 months of doing deads? I'm about 165 in weight and makes me sad that I can't dead as much as I weigh yet. Is there anyway to get a stronger dead? I do around 5 sets of deads, with a warm up of 95, then 135, 145, 155, then 95 again.
Eat a lot and keep doing them.Is there anyway to get a stronger dead?
"I tried so hard and got so far, but in the end, it doesn't even matter." - Linkin Park
20 lbs per month, 5 lbs per week on the average, while watching form, I suppose it is good.
I would consider progress good. Maybe not as much as yo want but it is progress. Keep working at it.
I started deads with 2 45's and i took about 6 months to get to 315 X 3 (including bar). I think it's wise to go slowly on this particular exercise, when you hurt yourself doing it, it tends to be a relatively serious injury.
Keep working on your form. I would start doing a semi-heavy single after warming up to see where your strength is. Usually with reps on a heavy weght your form suffers. It is easier to keep form on 1 rep than 6 with a big exercise like deads.
As far as progress goes, it depends on the lifter and their trainer(or lackof). My training partner was pulling mid-300's when I started training with him after not training deads for ages. A few months later he was pulling in the mid-400's and now a few months later is pulling ~500. I saw my girlfriend's deadlift go up 100 lbs in a few months. My sister had similar progress. If your technique is not geared towards speed/power, you most likely will not lift the most that you are capable of. Best idea is to get someone who is knowledgeable to help critique your form.
Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
@165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
@181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
@148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
@165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
@181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL
5 sets is too much man, that's the kind of crap that gives weekly deadlifting sessions a bad name, because of the excessive volume. Wow Latman, those sound like some awesome deadlifters, maybe you really are the deadlift guru.
"I do declare; still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest."
I second the keeping reps very low, singles, maybe doubles. My weights gone up tremendously, and my form is much better doing them this way
I'm still looking to meet a girl named Deadlift so I can marry her. I'm also in LATMAN's camp. The only time I do more than a single is when the weight feels like nothing, and only then so it gets rev'd up better for the heavy singles.
My normal deadlift has been going up 90lbs every month or two so far
I only convertional deadlift once a month to test my 1RM.
I went from 225lb to 315 in one month, 3 months ago. Then to 405lb one month a bit later. I'll be attempting 500lbs within the month or two. Hope I get it
Olympic lifts do wonders for my deadlift strength, that and romanian deadlifts are all I pretty much do that would help me in that area.
But I have a big ass so that outta help
any Olympic lifter than can clean pull big weights can deadlift even more. see the attached pic to see what I mean..
That is Chris Thibaudeau, a pic he sent me.
Last edited by Blitzforce; 10-24-2002 at 10:01 AM.
i know- OLers are strong mofos.
ive seen a dude do a 3x bw clean and jerk.
id be fukkin happy with a 3x bw dead!