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Deadlift question
08-29-2012, 09:59 PM
Post: #1
Deadlift question
Hi gang,

So I'm up to NROLFW stage 2, and tomorrow will be the first time I do workout B.

After googling around, I realised even beginners are deadlifting double to triple what I'm deadlifting. I just didn't realise I was supposed to just go uber-heavy with these. I'm not worried about comparing myself, I'm just worried I haven't been doing nearly enough.

My legs are quite strong from plenty of exercise in the past (inc weight training, hot yoga etc) and can squat really well and quite heavy... so I'm a bit confused, as I'm finding the deadlifts already quite challenging. I've researched proper form and I'm convinced mine is ok.

At the end of stage 1, I'd reached the end of the already-set-up barbells at the gym - 35kg (77lbs). But I could barely lift one of these up off its holder and get it to where I could use it.

Can anyone tell me approx how much should I be attempting to deadlift in stage 2? And also, if I can barely carry 35kg around the gym, what do I do about going higher?

Very frustrated, as I hate feeling like I've done all of my stage 1 deadlifting with way too little weight. Sad

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08-30-2012, 10:41 AM
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RE: Deadlift question
Im not doing NROLFW but I deadlift 1 few times a week. I started at #40 3/10 Now Im up to #50 3/12. Id say test yourself out to see how much you can do for the required amount of sets. But again Im not doing NROL.

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08-31-2012, 08:07 AM
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RE: Deadlift question
You have to be very careful w/deadlifts, and it depends on the kind that you're doing. There are several variations. Most people can go heavier than they think, but many aren't doing them properly, in which case, going heavy would injure you.

So, if you are using the vids/online info to try to gauge where you should be, pay close attention to 1) the type of deadlift, 2)the form that the person is using, and 3)the amount of reps** in addition to 4) the weight.

**Reps are super important, because if the person is hitting a 1 rep max that you are watching, you surely don't wanna try to do a 3x15 with it, lol...

So just keep it all in perspective wink

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08-31-2012, 06:54 PM
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Thanks heaps ladies!! Have a great weekend happy

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