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Old 08-19-2010, 04:03 PM   #1
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What's a Decent Benchmark for Women's Dead Lift?

Weight wise? What's considered heavy or strong for a chick to DL?

Just wondering because I was playing around with my new Rogue bar and bumpers and deadlifted 205. That's my first attempt at anything other than the bar in Elements classes What should I shoot for?

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Old 08-19-2010, 04:30 PM   #2
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Re: What's a Decent Benchmark for Women's Dead Lift?

double bodyweight...but that's just one chick's opinion.
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:32 PM   #3
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Re: What's a Decent Benchmark for Women's Dead Lift?

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double bodyweight...but that's just one chick's opinion.
Well that might take awhile

I guess I will shoot for 275 since that's all the weight I have without buying more plates.

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Old 08-19-2010, 05:11 PM   #4
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Re: What's a Decent Benchmark for Women's Dead Lift?

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Well that might take awhile

I guess I will shoot for 275 since that's all the weight I have without buying more plates.
This handy dandy table. (WFS)

Just find your "weight class" on the leftmost column of the bottom chart (by finding the lowest number that is greater than or equal to your bodyweight). It's obviously not exact, but it'll give you a general idea of where you are and it's as good a way as any to help you set goals.
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:12 PM   #5
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Re: What's a Decent Benchmark for Women's Dead Lift?

wfs http://www.crossfit.com/cf-journal/WLSTANDARDS.pdf
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:16 PM   #6
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Re: What's a Decent Benchmark for Women's Dead Lift?

Those were very helpful! Thanks. I'm in between intermediate and advanced on my first real DL
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And that snazzy chart has the deadlift table as well as similar tables for squat, bench press, press, and clean.
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Re: What's a Decent Benchmark for Women's Dead Lift?

I saw that. Very cool.
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:38 PM   #9
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Re: What's a Decent Benchmark for Women's Dead Lift?

I hate that table. Hate it.

Your standing as a "novice" depends on whether you can make linear progression, not just on a specific number.

I don't bench, so I can't go off of those numbers. But, I am between advanced and elite on every other lift on that page. Riiiiiiight. Sure I am.

Anyway, pulling a 200+ deadlift is awesome, Darla! Congrats!
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I hate that table. Hate it.

Your standing as a "novice" depends on whether you can make linear progression, not just on a specific number.

I don't bench, so I can't go off of those numbers. But, I am between advanced and elite on every other lift on that page. Riiiiiiight. Sure I am.

Anyway, pulling a 200+ deadlift is awesome, Darla! Congrats!
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