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  1. try some glut ham raises, reverse hypers, and 45 degree hypers with bands to help your deadlift go up


  2. at 165 pounds my senior year of highschool (last year) i was 17 and pulled 400 for an easy 1 rep i was doing 385x3
    Currently im around 175 pounds and am pulling 365x5. So i should be past that mark alil bit anyways.. I had quit doing them for awhile anyways because of knee problems. I wanted to start doing small competitions just to see how i faired, but it didnot happen. Maybe this will give ya a decent idea where u stand. Peace
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  3. Pulled 405x1 today so some of you guys were spot on with your guesses. That was definately the max today though, though I might herniate . Not quite what I wanted but was the minimum I was going for. I'll take it....for now!

  4. good job man,, keep tearin it up

  5. This is a great article on a well-designed pulling program

    http://www.elitefts.com/documents/frequent_pulling.htm
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  6. I do heavy deads once a week (1-3 RM) and have made excellent gains from that in the past 6 months or so. I never go above 3 reps on heavy DL's, reason being is I get tired, and my form starts to **** the bed. Hamstring work is essential, but not so much good mornings, IMO. SLDL's from a defecit are great for helping you get the weight up off the floor (assuming you can do this with perfect form.) I currently pull 520x1 raw at around 175lbs, which puts me at 5lbs under 3xBW.

  7. i pulled 520 raw at 215 fat and thought i was doing good.
    that is a pretty good pull for anyone much more so from a 175er

    good job man
  8. grip


    I weigh about 205 and i pull about 450x1. I have a real problem with my grip. Is there anything "special" i can do to help with my grip. I think that if i had a better grip i could pull over 500.

  9. static holds, plate pinches......and use chalk. and a bar with grip still left on it.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    static holds, plate pinches......and use chalk. and a bar with grip still left on it.
    I agree with Beelze!Hey Beelze how them deads coming along with no straps now??

  11. i can hold 5 plates for a few reps now. it's catching up. haven't even used chalk yet, it's on the way. that should help drastically. i'm still using straps for sets over 3 reps. dead power has improved, got 495 for 8 last week (with straps). just gotta catch that grip up.

  12. try doing hook grip too, it hurts like a bitch in the beginning, but that's how most of the big boys pull, i finally got it

  13. where is the thumb placed on hook grip?

  14. http://www.sini.co.uk/strength/artic...0Explained.pdf

    under your two fingers, check out the picture, it HURTS when you first start up, so when you first try it, only start with 135 and work your way up, then do static hold 2xs a week till you get it, plus warm up with hook as much as you can till it hurts too bad. that's what a friend of mine(ex you know him) told me to do and it works fine. but i'm warning you, it hurts in the beginning

  15. oh, and now that i do it this way, it feels a ton better than over under

  16. so, both hands are over with this grip? according to that link, you can use hook grip with over/under grip. sounds like that would give the most grip advantage. i'll try both and start working em. i've been doing over/under closed grip thinking that was the optimal way. thanks for that link brudda. points for ya

  17. hook grip is really only for double overhand, check out any pictures of steve googins, you'll see him with a hook grip double overhand. i didnt even knwo you could do hook grip w/ over under. plus if you do hook grip with both over it's less strain and feels a lot better on the back, not as twisted

  18. fair enough, i'll give it a try. thanks again for the pics.

  19. no problem, anytime

  20. gave it a fair shake today. **** hurts, lol. got up to 225, my thumbs were not happy. switched back to my over/under and finished up the statics at 515 for 16 seconds. i figure i'll use em to work up in weight with for now until that thumb pain subsides.

  21. yup, told you it hurt

  22. I'm trying to improve my deadlift as well, right now I get 465 for 7 but my bodyweight is 235. I would like to get 600 for 6 eventually as i squat that for 9. I think my biggest issue is my form I tend to use my lower back too much intead of driving more with my legs and hips.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by phil216
    I'm trying to improve my deadlift as well, right now I get 465 for 7 but my bodyweight is 235. I would like to get 600 for 6 eventually as i squat that for 9. I think my biggest issue is my form I tend to use my lower back too much intead of driving more with my legs and hips.
    Sounds like your hips are rising too early in the lift.

  24. i've got the same problem. hips pop up too fast and damn near do a SLDL. gotta work on that somehow.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    i've got the same problem. hips pop up too fast and damn near do a SLDL. gotta work on that somehow.
    I had the same issue a while ago, but with some work on keeping my shoulders as far behind the bar as possible at the starting position, it seemed to go away.
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