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Old 01-21-2008, 07:01 PM   #1
David Sailor
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463 Deadlift

Yesterday's deadlifts ended in a PR for me. I went in not feeling all that ready for heavy lifting. The warmup was so, so. My first single, 403 was heavy. The next at 418 went, but with effort. My best was 453 last April and I just felt like going heavy and see where it went. There's a quote I came across, "Sometimes a dog has to fight with a bear just to prove he's a dog" and I take that to mean sometimes you have to go beyond your boundries even if failure is high.

463 was tough but it went. Here's a video of it, WFS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rZ1hd9mrdk

I'm not real happy with the form, but it went. I didn't put this under the video section because I wasn't really looking for critique, but feel free to fire away. I'll be 45 in a week and weighed 180 at the time so it's a 2.5 + BW lift and I'm quite happy with it. David
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:48 PM   #2
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Re: 463 Deadlift

Way to go. Form wasn't horrible, just wasn't ideal.

How'd ya feel the next day?
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:23 PM   #3
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Re: 463 Deadlift

Nice lift! Hard to really comment on the form with the angle and lighting. That being said it looks like your lumbar curve was not tight enough which lead to the trouble moving the bar around your knees. It did not look like, "Oh god this guy is going to hurt himself." It looked like that was about your current max, could of been done with better form, and it was wise not to go heavier.
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:51 PM   #4
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Re: 463 Deadlift

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Old 01-22-2008, 02:04 AM   #5
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Re: 463 Deadlift

Damn good work, I'm heading for that soon!
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:54 AM   #6
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Re: 463 Deadlift

You're smarter than me. I would've gone heavier with worse form.
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:00 PM   #7
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Re: 463 Deadlift

wow, I'm 28 yrs old and weigh 185 lbs and the most I ever deadlifted was 450 lbs. 463 for your age and stats is awesome. Guessing you been doing this for years....good work David!
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:23 PM   #8
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Re: 463 Deadlift

Great job, David!
Huge number - and even though your rounding was apparent, it wasn't awful (at least from the angle of the video).

Like Brandon, I (stupidly) probably would have gone for more because it looked like it was a pretty easy pull for you.

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Old 01-22-2008, 02:27 PM   #9
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Re: 463 Deadlift

Thanks all for your thoughts. I felt fine after the lift and had no issues later on so I definately count that as a win.

Although I have lifted weights most of my adult life, it was limited to the traditional gym mentality of lifting: bench, bi's and tri's. I have never deadlifted until 20 months ago when I started Crossfit and have not trained it additionally, only when it comes up on the main page WOD.
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:04 PM   #10
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Re: 463 Deadlift

awesome work, david. i've gotta go check out your place, it looks like a pretty awesome setup!
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