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My deadlift has hit a brick wall.... help.

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So, 4 months ago I pulled 405lbs x3 and my 1RM was 415lbs.

Over the course of the summer, I managed to squeeze my 1RM up to 430lbs, but that was several weeks ago, and I can barely manage to get 405lbs off the ground now.

I feel that I've hit a plateau, I hate it.

One thing which may be a part of this, is that I've slacked large on squats this summer. Barely squatting at all, and when I did it was light. Could this be impacting my deadlifts?

Other than that though, I've made great gains this summer in everything else, I've put on 10lbs of lean muscle in the last 4 months and all my other lifts have gone up nicely.

Help on breaking through this period of flaming deadlift :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:ry.
 
Plum said:
So, 4 months ago I pulled 405lbs x3 and my 1RM was 415lbs.

Over the course of the summer, I managed to squeeze my 1RM up to 430lbs, but that was several weeks ago, and I can barely manage to get 405lbs off the ground now.

I feel that I've hit a plateau, I hate it.

One thing which may be a part of this, is that I've slacked large on squats this summer. Barely squatting at all, and when I did it was light. Could this be impacting my deadlifts?

Other than that though, I've made great gains this summer in everything else, I've put on 10lbs of lean muscle in the last 4 months and all my other lifts have gone up nicely.

Help on breaking through this period of flaming deadlift :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:ry.
Interesting.

Evil Eye Gouger had a similar issue in deadlifting and people recommended front squats.

And you havent been squatting at all so you should try squatting again.
 
You need to cycle back a bit. Go back down to 285pds. Add 5pds a week, 5x5 setup. Do this for 6wks, take an extra few days off, start back probably with a weight aroud of 310pds, do 3x3 setup. ( don't train to Faliure ). Add 5pds a week or so. If you deadlift more than once per week, keep with the same weights, but only add 5pds 1 of the workouts. Do this for 3 weeks, then a few days off, then finsih off the cycle, with a set up of rep/set of 5,4,3,2,1 reps, but the 1 is not your falure set, but close to it. Do this for a coule of weeks.
 
Duncon76 said:
You need to cycle back a bit. Go back down to 285pds. Add 5pds a week, 5x5 setup. Do this for 6wks, take an extra few days off, start back probably with a weight aroud of 310pds, do 3x3 setup. ( don't train to Faliure ). Add 5pds a week or so. If you deadlift more than once per week, keep with the same weights, but only add 5pds 1 of the workouts. Do this for 3 weeks, then a few days off, then finsih off the cycle, with a set up of rep/set of 5,4,3,2,1 reps, but the 1 is not your falure set, but close to it. Do this for a coule of weeks.
I see the periodization technique.
 
Been there.

Rack pulls if you don't do them.

Try deadlifting every other week if you don't now.

Start squating, bitch.
 
Interesting.

I have always wondered about deadlifting as it doesn't work out the leg in full range of motion.

It could really help with my stick point in squats though.
 
When I hit a plateau, I started deadlifting once every couple of weeks and I focused more on thick bar shit, specifically Rolling Thunder lifts working up to some heavy singles a couple of times a week. When I came back to my normal deadlift routine I was much stronger!

Just my 2 cents!
 
im not an expert, but since i started doing box squats and doing DE days with deadlift its gone up every week for months. Pulling 380 @ 145lbs bw
 
True2KungFu said:
im not an expert, but since i started doing box squats and doing DE days with deadlift its gone up every week for months. Pulling 380 @ 145lbs bw

Nice lift!!!
 
Ted-P said:
Interesting.

Evil Eye Gouger had a similar issue in deadlifting and people recommended front squats.

And you havent been squatting at all so you should try squatting again.

Ugh your always there to one up what I was going to say..
 
You can try doing deads off a platfrom with 70-80% of your 1rm if the starting point is your weakness. You also have to remember that the deadlift is the most taxing exercise among the three powerlifts so lifting close to your max can burn you out quickly.
 
Start squatting heavy again is the first thing you should do. Then take a few weeks off of deads and try alternating stiffleg deadlifts and rack pulls every other week for a month. I only pull off the floor 2x a month, the other 2 weeks i do racks and so far its workin great. Pulling deads off the floor every week can be too much for alot of peoples central nervous systems so give it a rest and like i said get back to squatting heavy...
 
Squabbin said:
Starts squatting heavy again is the first thing you should do. Then take a few weeks off of deads and try alternating stiffleg deadlifts and rack pulls every other week for a month. I only pull off the floor 2x a month, the other 2 weeks i do racks and so far its workin great. Pulling deads off the floor every week can be too much for alot of peoples central nervous systems so give it a rest and like i said get back to squatting heavy...

Dude, if I weren't afraid you like men I would say I love you.
 
Sean S said:
Dude, if I weren't afraid you like men I would say I love you.


Heheheh thanx buddy, people really dont understand how simple it really is...
 
What about if the sticking point was the start and not the lockout? Power leans or deads off a platform with lighter weights?

Squabbin said:
Heheheh thanx buddy, people really dont understand how simple it really is...
 
BabyPhenom said:
What about if the sticking point was the start and not the lockout? Power leans or deads off a platform with lighter weights?


Pulling off a platform is great to increase your bottom end power. Also Deep 2 second Pause leg press is supposed to help for bottom end deadlift power as well...
 
People also recommended front squats for the bottom end. I'll give it a shot and tell you how it went.
 
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