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Old 08-20-2005, 10:30 AM   #1
Michael Keller
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I am 5'11', weigh 185, 45 years old, and have been training for 30+ years. Only since starting CrossFit have I have done any O-lifts or powerlifts, and I just got a new personal record DL of 300 lbs. How does this stack up to others my weight? I know that there is much better out there, but how does 300 compare to most and what does it say about my DL strength?
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:20 AM   #2
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i think ive heard people say that a 1.5XBW is a good deadlift. your past that by like almost 20 something pounds, so good job. 2XBW is next, keep training hard
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Old 08-20-2005, 01:08 PM   #3
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http://home.comcast.net/%7Ejoandbryce/hwgdami.htm
http://danjohn.org/goldsilver.html

Two links I like on the subject.
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Old 08-20-2005, 01:21 PM   #4
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from CFJ 12: "Major benchmarks would certainly include bodyweight, twice bodyweight, and three times bodyweight deadlifts representing a “beginning”, “good”, and “great” deadlifts respectively."
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Old 08-20-2005, 01:35 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I appreciate the links and the quote from the CFJ. I've got a ways to go, but with 2 degenerated discs and old age, I guess I'm not doing too bad.
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Old 08-20-2005, 02:56 PM   #6
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Hey Mike
I'll buy the discs as an excuse, but not the age!! :-)
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Old 08-21-2005, 08:30 AM   #7
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Steven,

I'm not getting older, I'm getting stronger! :biggrin:
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Old 08-21-2005, 01:04 PM   #8
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YES SIR!!!
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Old 08-21-2005, 05:43 PM   #9
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Ten pounds more than whatever you're currently DL'ing.
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Old 08-22-2005, 03:15 PM   #10
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At 215 lbs & 205 lbs bodyweight, I have managed to DL 400 lbs. twice in the last year with zero powerlift experience, I want to get down to 200 lbs. and DL 405. After that, it's what Kevin Roddy said: 10 more, then 10 more,

BTW, I'm 45, and feel like I'm 45. Sometimes my back gets stiffer than it used to, but if I don't get it diagnosed those discs won't ever be degenerated, just older!
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