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Anthony Bainbridge 07-08-2006 02:33 PM

Finally!! I weigh 180, here's what I did today:

530x1 (5lbs PR)

Frank M Needham 07-08-2006 02:44 PM long you been at this Anthony?

Adrian Bozman 07-08-2006 03:39 PM

I want one!!

Nice work! Triple for me is 480...I hope to hit 400 by the end of this year.

Great inspiration!

Andy Shirley 07-08-2006 06:26 PM

Excellent Stuff Anthony!!!!!

Triple for me is ~700, and I'm still working on double BW.

Sam Michaud 07-08-2006 07:16 PM

Congrats Anthony - that's impressive.


Hone Watson 07-08-2006 07:46 PM

Awesome bro. Awesome.


Russ Greene 07-08-2006 09:04 PM

That's a big deal dude. You'd make one hell of an olympic lifter with a little practice.

Rory P. Duane 07-09-2006 12:56 PM

Anthony, you are the man. Congrats. I'm 30lbs away from 3 X BW and I'm hoping to hit it by September.

Anthony Bainbridge 07-10-2006 06:44 AM

Thanks everyone! It's been a long time goal, so it felt great to finally hit it. I'm still on cloud nine!

Frank, that's a tough question. I guess I could say that I've been fairly consistent with my deadlift training for the past 4 years, although my time in the gym for sports/lifting goes back much further.

Yoon Sohn 07-10-2006 09:39 AM

Holy crap! You made that look easy. Great work!

(Message edited by Yoon on July 10, 2006)

Frank DiMeo 07-12-2006 05:33 AM

Great job Anthony!

John Velandra 07-12-2006 08:57 AM

GREAT job Anthony - Raw lift & clean... green light all the way!

Anthony Bainbridge 07-13-2006 05:53 AM

Thanks guys!! 10 more days and I will attempt 550. Wish me luck!

Jerry Hill 07-15-2006 05:08 PM

Real solid lift Anthony!

You def have 550 in you.

Charlie Reid 07-24-2006 04:10 PM

solid work, that was purely mastodonic! You got 550 for sure.

Guest 07-24-2006 05:19 PM

dude, why didn't you just clean it?

seriously, nice.

Aaron Uhrina 07-25-2006 02:32 PM

, man. How long have you been doing the DL? How often do you do it? Every 10 days?

Anthony Bainbridge 07-31-2006 04:11 AM

Jerry & Charlie, thanks guys! I've since nailed 550, but it was SLOOOOOOW!

Greg, LOL, I wish I could clean half of that!

Aaron, I've been deadlifting about as long as I've been training. Although I've only taken it really seriously in the past ~4 years or so. With my current routine, I hit a heavy deadlift every 16 days.

Reed Rediger 07-31-2006 07:04 PM

Great lift!!!

Do you just do the WODs, or any additional lifting? What is with people doing DL barefoot? Is there any advantages?

Anthony Bainbridge 08-01-2006 07:54 AM

Reed, I add some additional lifting and perform the metcon WODs. I use a lift/metcon/metcon/off pattern. Seems to be working well!

Barefoot helps in two ways. First, it gets me closer to the bar so I'm not required to bend down as much. Saves about an inch, but when near your max, it can make or break the lift.

Second, when you start the drive, there's no compression of a shoe to interfer with moving the bar off the ground. If you exaggerated this idea, imagine trying to deadlift on a trampoline. Again, doesn't make a huge difference, but when near your max it can.

That's why you'll see a lot of powerlifters wearing "slippers" or flat soled shoes. I haven't been bringing my flat shoes with me lately, so I had to opt for no shoes! :biggrin:

(Message edited by anthonyb on August 01, 2006)

Jeff Belyeu 08-01-2006 08:21 AM

Great lift, Anthony. I'm new to all the Oly lifts, so I have a question. That is a Sumo-Deadlift correct? Is that a personal preference, or what's the reasoning between doing this versus a "standard" deadlift with the arms outside the knees? (This is assuming I have all my terms straight in my head) I apologize if I'm hijacking the thread. Again, congrats.

Anthony Bainbridge 08-01-2006 08:33 AM

Yep, that's a sumo deadlift. It's just a personal preference based on leverages, comfort, strengths, etc.

When I plateau, I will switch to a platform pull or a conventional stance ... it's good to train both!

Charlie Reid 08-02-2006 08:17 PM

A Sumo-Deadlift is harder to squeeze off the ground, but ultimately the bar has less room to travel. I find that most people are stronger at the sumo-DL, as was I until i started training hard with the O-lifts. After that, i am much stronger now in a conventional stance than i am sumo stance.

Luis Munoz 08-04-2006 03:41 PM

I was just having a conversation with my wife about the difficulties of getting a 3 x BW deadlift... Then I happened upon this thread. And to boot, I think I saw a video you posted of yourself doing "Fran" in around 5 minutes. You rock! It's inspiring to see what some of you guys can do. I need to get to the gym.

Anthony Bainbridge 08-10-2006 02:36 PM

Thanks Luis!

I hit 555 yesterday. Slow and ugly, but there you have it!

Anthony Bainbridge 08-28-2006 04:52 AM

Here's 560 from Friday. Another slow and ugly lift!
video here:

Arden Cogar Jr. 09-01-2006 10:08 AM

Excellent work. No assistance as well. Keep it up man. You look so much bigger than your bodyweight. Your musculature is impressive. Keep it up.

All the best,

Dwayne Holloway 09-08-2006 08:17 PM

whoa that is impressive. I don't think it was ugly though...
thanks for the explanation on the barefoot.

Anthony Bainbridge 09-11-2006 04:37 AM

Thanks guys! I guess looking bigger than 180 is a "benefit" of being short. :biggrin:

Andrew Nashel 09-11-2006 05:28 AM

Anthony says:
"Reed, I add some additional lifting and perform the metcon WODs. I use a lift/metcon/metcon/off pattern. Seems to be working well!"

I don't think that "some" begins to describe it.

You do a lot more weightlifting than is called for in the WODs. Also, the ME/RE/DE breakdown is probably significantly more useful than the limited ME programming in the WODs.

(Message edited by andrewn on September 11, 2006)

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