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Old 09-18-2007, 03:04 AM   #1
Sean Gillespie
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165kg deadlift @ 62kg BW - No belt, chalk or straps

Went to my local globogym today and started out doing a few moderate sets of squats, got all fired up and decide some deadlifts were in order.

I don't believe in straps or belts (I'd rather grip and core strength) and the globogym prohibits chalk so it was about as raw as you can get! 3 rounds of 5 reps @100,120,140 then singles of 150,155,160 and 165. Most I've done before this was 155 and it was a struggle, today every lift felt fantastic.

Dunno if it's the crossfit influence or not (i've been on crossfit for a little over a month) but I haven't been pursuing any other program of lifting and haven't specialised in deadlifts since june after fracturing my forearm.

So yeah I'm pretty stoked and have basically nobody to tell!
Triple bodyweight seemed totally unreachable not that long ago but now it's a mere 21kg away....
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:45 AM   #2
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Re: 165kg deadlift @ 62kg BW - No belt, chalk or straps

go for triple-BW, man! did the 165 go up easy? if so, then you've got less than 21kg to go...

good work!
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:52 AM   #3
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Re: 165kg deadlift @ 62kg BW - No belt, chalk or straps

Yeah it went up surprisingly quick, didn't even grind it out or hit any pauses which I've encountered before attempting this weight. Grip was the main issue for stopping at 165 but it would have been effected by the earlier workload - I didn't plan on going for a max single I only did it because it felt right.

Not sure if I should go for another big attempt soon though - conventional wisdom says I should back right off and build up again for at least a few weeks. I'll see how it feels, If there's more there then I will go all out and really plan the workload.
I'll also film it

cheers for your support
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:01 AM   #4
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Re: 165kg deadlift @ 62kg BW - No belt, chalk or straps

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...conventional wisdom...
You're a CrossFitter now, Sean. Those words no longer have meaning. Congrats on the lift.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:08 AM   #5
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Re: 165kg deadlift @ 62kg BW - No belt, chalk or straps

That's some good work. I'm still gunning for double bodyweight.
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Old 10-19-2007, 09:19 AM   #6
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Re: 165kg deadlift @ 62kg BW - No belt, chalk or straps

just saw this thread sean, grats!!
are you planning to test your 1RM again soon?
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