Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Deadlifts: heavy (425 max)

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.

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