6-7-14 Calluses, Deadlifts, & Chains

Saturday morning heavy lower body training is the best at HPF. The training environment is always electric. The guys are always there to support you as well as make the necessary critiques to make you better. My arch nemesis, the deadlift, was my chosen movement for the day. I have been working more on my grip to strengthen the weakest link in the chain in my deadlift.

To add more weight to the bar on the top end of my deadlift, I added four chains. Problems with locking out has been a recent problem so I would like to target that a little more. The weight was feeling good as I took my sets. My grip felt strong and my new stance felt great. My feet are very close together and this helps me start off in a good position and also helps me get the weights off the ground even faster than before. I feel very powerful from this stance.

As I worked up in weight, I felt very strong. When I finally had 5 plates on the bar, 495 lbs, I had trouble locking the deadlift out because my grip started slipping. I decided to conquer the same weight but while using wrist straps. I wanted to get the work in without my grip being an issue. It wasn’t easy to complete the lift but I managed to pull for a double! I was spent after that set so I decided to hit just a couple of accessories before I shut it down. It was a good training session. I will come back to get 5 plates without wrist straps for reps!


Max Effort, Lower Body
Deadlifts w/ 4 chains
Warm Ups
135 x 5
225 x 5
315 x 3
365 x 2
Working Sets
405 x 1
455 x 1
475 x 1
495 x 1 (grip slipped during lockout)
495 x 2 (used straps)
Dimmel Deadlifts
4 x 10 - 135
Reverse Hypers
4 x 10 - 90
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