Hey everyone. So today is Friday and Friday to me means one thing: DEADLIFTS! I love to deadlift. Nothing beats loading a bar on the ground and then just RIPPING that dead weight off the floor. Love it. Love it love it love it. If you do not include deadlifts into your weekly lifting routine, I highly recommend you add them to your regime REGARDLESS of the weight. Your body will without a doubt benefit from adding this lift. It is the KING of compound lifts, meaning it works more then one target muscle group. By incorporating these lift, you also activate SOO many muscle fibers and spread oxygen throughout your body. This will help you increase caloric burn and also speed up metabolism. Point being, please deadlift 🙂
Lately I have been getting really amped up from Fitness athlete Matt Acton. He recently uploaded a video on his Facebook page of him cleanly pulling 405 and 465. He also has a video on his page of him CRANKING out 495. Thats alot of weight! Seeing this inspired me to really load up the bar and bang out some heavy deadlifts. Lets take a look at the routine from today.
I started with 5/3/1 week 3
70% for 5 reps 275
80% for 3 reps 300
90% for 1+ reps 330 (I pulled it for 3)
In that “deadlifting zone” I continued to pull switching to 270 for 10 single reps with 45 seconds in between. Following that I then busted out 225 for 4 sets with 10 reps.
My lower back right now is fried! I love it 🙂 Again I suggest to you all, if you don’t perform deadlifts right now, please consider adding them to your weekly routine. You will like the results 🙂