I'd heard so many great things about deadlifting that I thought I would give it a shot today. Under the supervision of one of the gym proctors that I take boxing classes with, I completed my first properly executed dead lift. These are my numbers (I know they are low, but hey you have to start somewhere):
Set 1: 135lbx8
Set 2: 225lbx5
Set 3: 225lbx5
Set 4: 225lbx5
Set 5: 225lbx5
After toying with a few lifting positions, I found that the wider stance of the sumo style is the most comfortable for me (i.e. no banging on my knees). This has to be one of the best exercises that I have done. I LOVE IT!
I haven't been powerlifting for a very long time but I think I am becoming an addict. Anyways, just thought I'd share. Happy lifting!