Today was a great milestone for me: deadlifting “5 wheels” (495 lb).
It’s been a long goal to do: 2/3/4/5 wheels (225/315/405/495 lb) or more plainly, 200/300/400/500 lb in press/bench/squat/deadlift.
I’ve pressed 200 lb. I’m close to 300 on bench. And today, hit deadlift.
So why stop at 495? Why not just go for 500? Because it wasn’t part of the progression. Oh sure, I wanted to, but it’s obviously there and I’ll do it soon enough. Plus, I figured why not celebrate 2 milestones instead of 1? 🙂
What also got me was how easy it went up. Oh sure, it’s not nothing, but I did expect it to be harder than it was. The whole session was oriented with the lift in mind. Explode the weight up, be definitive, commit. I knew if it came off the floor, I’d have it. Sure enough.
Really, to me it’s testimony to just staying on a solid plan of progression and being patient.
5/3/1 (7th cycle, 3+/5/1+, Jokers)
- Deadlift (superset with band pullaparts)
- 195 x 5
- 240 x 5
- 290 x 3
- 365 x 5
- 410 x 3
- 460 x 4 (rep PR)
- 495 x 1 (all time PR)
- 315 x 8
- 315 x 8
- 315 x 7
- Stationary Bike
- 10 min.