Thursday - Deadlifts. Week 2 Cycle 4.

hodie fortuna mihi favit.

The soreness this cycle has been incessant, but that's due in part to some of the new stretches I've been doing. As a result, going in to today's lift my hamstrings were en fuego. No worries, I still put up a good lift. On a side note,  today was the first time doing deadlifts that my grip has been taxed and I felt like I wasn't going to be able to hold it for the entirety of the final rep. Not sure if I should be worried about that or not. The clips also fell off at about the third rep. I was certain the weights were going to come flying off; luckily they stayed on. Oh yeah, and I've nearly doubled the reps I can do since the last time I deadlifted 400lbs (5.16.11 - 400x7)!

Assistance work: weighted pull ups (+45lbs) 7,6,5; unweighted pullups: 7, 5. Ab wheel: 5 sets of 10.

Goals for today:




Video of final set below:


  1. Awesome work, Gabe! If i'm not mistaken, 400 by 13 reps equates to about 600-lbs for 1RM. Excellent progress. As for grip, I know Matt Kroczaleski is a big proponent of using dumbbell rows to improve overall deadlift work: http://goo.gl/MZ9Sd

    Keep up the great work, Gabe!

    Take care -


  2. Haha, no way in hell I can lift 600, but hopefully that means I can pull 500 again in the future! And, yeah, I've been doing my rows =). Enjoy your week off!