Wed, 26 Apr 17
Deadlifts: 225x5, 315x5, 365x5, 405x2, 425x1, 445xF
I kept it pretty simple - go as heavy as I could. Dizziness kicked in around 365. I will be seeing a doctor soon. I'm pretty sure it's just that as I've shrunk and shrunk that the heavy weights are getting heavier. Interestingly, I hit 425 in 2013, and have been fighting to advance, then simply maintain that weight for the past 4 years. I assume that as I've aged (51 later this week), that my strength has peaked, and that I'm unlikely to get any stronger as I move forward in life.
That's not a horrible thing, since really - how many guys in their 50's really need to move 425+ lbs? I suppose if something that weighed 400+ lbs fell on my wife or a kid I'd be able to pick it up with a burst of adrenalin, but really, beyond an emergency I'm pretty sure I could max out at 315 and not be a weakling.
I expect a return of some strength once the dieting is over, but again, my focus will be pointed more towards looking stronger.