Double Down Deads


Double or nothing?

Strangely enough, I still haven't eaten one of these.

In the spirit of fair play (and morbid curiosity), since I’d made Code Monkey explore the edges of his personal envelope in the form of two-rep maxes in the Big Four, I headed towards one of them myself today.

Once I’d warmed up, it was sets of three, then sets of two until failure seemed imminent.

The results were… not what I expected.

Warmup:

Deadlift: 1×10 @ 135 / 1×5 @ 185 / 1×3 @ 225 / 1×3 @ 275

Beginning at an estimated 65-70% of 1RM, do 1×2, increasing the weight by 5% until you can’t do it. This should give six or more sets before failure.

Work Sets:

Deadlift: 1×2 @ 295 / 1×2 @ 315 / 1×2 @ 335 / 1×2 @ 365 / 1×2 @ 3851 / 1×2 @ 4052 / 1×2 @ 425 (PR) / 1×18 @ 225

1 PR for bare-handed deadlift, subsequent sets utilized my VersaGripps

2 Tied previous PR (10/27/09)

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