Well 13 months after learning the deadlift on a smith machine, I pulled 415 yesterday
I stopped SS/5x5 8 days prior, deloaded, and got ready to max.
Bar for speed. 135-5 quick with shrugs. 225-2. 315-1. 365-1. 385-1. 405-1 PR. 415-1 PR.
It felt great to break my best of 395 by 20 lbs in only about 8 weeks time! Not sure if I will max on squats again I'm currently working some form tweaks out. The last week of my workout was 275-5 3 sets M,W,F. But I feel my form was not what it could be and due to prior knee injuries I need to be solid before I up weight. Anyway...
I've been bit by the iron bug, and bad. Watching any documentary, form lesson, video blogs from Greene Lilly Rip Coan etc, and reading articles and blogs any chance I get is a daily thing now. I dedicate my time and efforts towards strength and will slowly chip away at goals.
Due to my inexperience I'm unsure where to go from here. My body responds well to change and I have a good sense of what works and doesn't at this point so I can easily alter a program to meet my goals. I want to mainly train the big three lifts along with overhead press, and the clean. The day before a session, I'm already lifting the weights in my head. I start my first set and it's almost like it's programmed and inevitably going to happen. Each rep makes me stronger so each rep is looked at with utmost importance. So in this thinking while I deload for these two weeks, my head is all over the place with the what direction to take.
I know there are tons of members here that not only have impressive lifts, but a vast knowledge as well. If some of you could take some of your time to help I'd really appreciate it.