Been deadlifting for 4 months now

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  1. Riconosuave

    Riconosuave New Member

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    I never even attempted a deadlift until 4 months ago. Now, I look forward to deadlift day. I can't believe how weak I was at first. I even strained my lower back the second time I deadlifted, when I attemped 155, lol. Here is my progress so far. Very first deadlift workout: 95x5, 115x5, 135x5. This week's workout: 135x6, 155x6, 205x3, 225x3, 245x2. I weigh 145. My bench was more than my pull when I started :( 135 seemed so heavy that first time; now it feels like nothing. I can't wait until I can pull 300+!! Should be getting that in less than a month. All with double overhand grip.
     
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    Same here. When I started deadlifting I was doing 3x8~95lb...before my cut (and subsequent loss of strength) about 3 months later I was up to 5x295 to finish my 5x5 sets.
     
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    Nice progress... try to stick with double overhand, I went to a reverse grip too soon and got into bad habits, trying to switch back now.
     
  4. Dobis P.R.

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    +110 lbs to your pull in 4 weeks :coold:
     
  5. lif

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    Anything really wrong with that? I do an alternate grip.
     
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    months, but still good progress nonetheless.



    i started around 155 or so, and in about 6 months was up to 345. it's sat around there for awhile since i havn't been able to get the training i've wanted to in. but no excuses, it'll be up soon enough.
     
  7. Skeletor

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    nice progress
     
  8. michael

    michael WELCOME TO THE GUNSHINE STATE

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    good job, stick wif it.

    also, have someone who knows their shit watch you, or video tape it and show it to us.. you can easily throw 50+ lbs more on the bar if you adjust technique
     
  9. THE mister juice

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    so...how much have your forearms grown?
     
  10. HardTech

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    I used to deadlift using over/under grip, but I switched to sumo style because it felt better for my lower back. I dropped down like 50 pounds when I switched, but I made that up within like two weeks.

    My back has always been strong. I haven't deadlifted in years, but I think I could pull 275 for a few reps. At my strongest, I was doing 335 for 5 reps.

    It feels awesome because when you finish your last rep of a set, you kind of drop the weight and it makes a huge noise. Everybody looks to see a scrawny asian kid deadlifting 300+ for reps.

    Keep it up
     
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    So far grip hasn't been a problem. My lower back is the weak link. That's why I'm slowly working my way up. I did pull 255 fairly easily a couple weeks ago on my last set, so I may be closer to 300 than I thought :) No clue about my forearms ... I guess they look a bit bigger:dunno:
     
  12. Skeletor

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    Is sumo actually better for lower back? I read that it just uses less of it... not necessarily better.
     
  13. Skeletor

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    I'm the exact same. I strained my lower back weds, lifted (really shouldn't have) friday, and now it feels like it's worse... I just wasn't sure if it was a strain before. Now I probably can't squat/DL for 2 weeks :wtc: I'm only 1.5 weeks into training.
     
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    Shoulder alignment/ positioning is more consistent and better suited to pulling with double overhand, and many many people have torn biceps with a alternate grip.
     
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    Really? Im surprised a mixed grip is so commonly practiced then...
     
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    Huge Evil Robot Must not sleep, must warn others

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    Most people have shit grip, I know I can only stay with double overhand (at least for reps) up to 275
     
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    i never even fuck with double overhand.. i'd rather make sure i get the most out of my back and not have to worry about my grip.. i'm not pushing enough weight (yet) to tear a bicep anyway.
     
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    the way I did it, it used more of my lower back.

    With proper form, your lower back probably won't get injured while doing deadlifts, but I never felt my form was perfect while deadlifting with an alternating grip. When I used to drop down to pick it up, I always felt my lower back was a little rounder than it should be

    with sumo, your legs are straighter than alternate grip from the start. That gives less room for error.
     
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    New best!

    135x8, 135x6, 185x3, 205x3, 235x3, 255x2, 275x1

    Probably could have got more, but didn't want to overdo it. Should be getting 300 soon! More than double my bodyweight. I can't believe how weak my back was 4 months ago!
     
  20. bear

    bear frankly rover i dont give a "woof

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    Is anyone here impressed by a very first timer doing 315X3 ?
     
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    Define "first timer" never touching a weight or walking into a gym? Or just never doing deadlifts?
     
  22. bear

    bear frankly rover i dont give a "woof

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    Sorry, I meant to say first time doing deadlifts.

    And I'm 6'2'' 230lbs for the record.
     
  23. JoeyJoJoJuniorShabadoo

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    what are your other lifts?
     
  24. CyberBullets

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    Fuck, I remember the high I got when I did my first 5rep of 315. I felt on top of the world!!! Such a wicked high :)
     
  25. Devil

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    i started out with like 75 lbs because i didn't know any better, it took me 12 months before i pulled 400 :sad2:
     
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