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    First Deadlift competition


    I have pulled in a few North American Strongman events...but we are allowed wraps, and they are always for reps. Last weekend I entered my first strict DL comp. at the Iowa State Fair.

    Weight class: 198 (weighed in at 193 with jeans/T-shirt/shoes)
    Opening pull:605#
    2nd:635#
    Final:655#

    Picture is of my final lift. All were good lifts...and I strongly believe I could have gone for 675#.
    I got first in my weight class, and 2nd best ratio overall.
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    Nice lift. That's 300kg (ish) @ 90kg in our money! That's very respectable indeed. Have an Irish "Maith thu" (well done) from me!
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    Nice bro
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    That's a lot of weight...Good job.

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    WELL DONE SAVAGE LIFT


    well done savage lift,doing a little powerlifting myself lifts wudnt be anything like yours but maybe you could give me some direction i weigh about 180lb deadlift is 440 for 5 reps my big problem is bottom end,i can lock out without to much problem on 550 if i get a spot with the first 2 r 3 inches of the floor but without that spot on the first few inches off the floor it feels like a tonne weight cant budge it,any idea which muscles are letting me down and excercises i should be doing that would help build them up? any advice would be great tnks v69

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    Very nice lift man.

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    Squat more, and practice speed deadlifts with less weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooky32 View Post
    Squat more, and practice speed deadlifts with less weight.
    WTF does that mean? I am more than happy to accept advice, but would sure like some explanation....thanks.

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    If you want to increase your max deadlifts do more squats. Then practice speed deadlifts with bands if possible. Go on YouTube and look up westside Barbell club practice sessions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivehard View Post
    WTF does that mean? I am more than happy to accept advice, but would sure like some explanation....thanks.
    First question is: Do you squat? If yes, describe the training.

    Dynamic Effort (DE) work is explosive speed training. I like to take 50% of my max work set and perform reps against short bands. You don't need much weight for this when you're starting out, so you might even put 40% on the bar when doing these.

    Grab the bar, and explode as fast as possible from the bottom position.

    Try doing 5-10 sets of 2.

    This is extremely easy to work into most raw programs. If you are looking to change up some of your accessory work, this might be a viable option for you. My DE template looks like this:


    Squat Max/Deadlift DE
    Bench Max/Accessory work
    Deadlift Max/Squat DE
    OHP/Bench DE

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