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    I have been lifting for a while and recentley hit a plateau. For reasons unknown i cannot deadlift anymore than 160kg. For 3 consecutive weeks i went up 10kg each week then i hit this pateau which has lasted some 8 weeks argh. What do most of you do when you hit a plateau? i switched it up and for the last two weeks have been doing more reps 42 last week 36 this week. Today sucked though, couldn't even pull 140, tried 170 couldn't move it, in the past i have got 170 to the top of my shin and got stuck. So ignoring this week my training typically looks like this:

    warm up fifteen reps at 65kg
    1 set of 5 at 110kg
    2 sets of 3 at 130kg
    1 rep at 140kg
    1 set of 5 at 110kg
    1 set of stiff legs at 65kg 10 reps.

    i only deadlift once a week, this week i seemed weak, it also showed in my other lifts for my back. Any ideas? any further questions just ask.
     
  2. magicman531 Try Sarah Topps Banned

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    When's the last time you took a break?
     
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    3 weeks ago. 1 full week. Also i average 230 to 300 grams of protein a day. My split looks like this:

    monday cardio in am
    tuesday cardio in am, shoulders traps in pm
    wednesday cardio am
    thursday back and bi's am
    friday cardio am
    saturday legs and cardio pm
    sunday chest and tris
    abs randomly mixed in, although i prolly do not do them enough.
     
  4. AbdominalSnoman I3ANNED

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    Many a hand has scaled the grand old face of the plateau
    Some belonged to strangers, some to folks you know
    Holy ghosts and talk show hosts are planted in the sand
    To beautify the foothills, and shake the many hands

    nothing on the top but a bucket and a mop
    And an illustrated book about birds
    See a lot up there but don't be scared
    Who needs action when you got words

    finished with the mop then you can stop
    And look at what you've done
    The plateau's clean, no dirt to be seen
    And the work it was fun

    nothing on the top but a bucket and a mop
    And an illustrated book about birds
    See a lot up there but don't be scared
    Who needs action when you got words

    Many a hands began to scan around for the next plateau
    Some say it was Greenland, and some say Mexico
    Others decided it was nowhere except for where they stood
    But those were all just guesses, wouldn't help you if they could
     
  5. magicman531 Try Sarah Topps Banned

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    Where is your weak spot at? The top of the pull? You could try pulling from blocks or any raised platform to work on that portion.

    Well I see Keith down in the viewing list. So if he posts just disregard what I've said and follow what he writes.
     
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    when i cannot pull it i get stuck at shin level. Once above shin i always finsih.
     
  7. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    Ah. Try snatch grip DL's or Zercher Dl's.
     
  8. w0cyru01 Purple Belt

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    Wouldn't platform deads be better to pull off the ground?
     
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    Agreed. Spend a few weeks wihout doing any heavy conventional pulls. Sometimes even a full week without deadlifting is not enough of a break. Doing heavy singles weekly can take a toll which accumulates over the weeks. Instead take a few weeks to work on snatch grip DL or pulls off a deficit. You don't need to use really heavy weight. Instead try to focus on getting speed and power off the ground.
     
  10. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    That would also work.
     
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    Thanks for the good advice, i will try the above mentioned ideas. Snatch grip just means a wider grip correct?
     
  12. RedNeckJiuJitsu Black Belt

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    Like others said, I think that snatch grip from a platform (such as 2 stacked 45s) and zerchers will help ya out. Maybe also power cleans and snatches.
     
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    you could replace deadlift with power cleans for a while. it helped me
     
  14. SteelReserve White Belt

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    Split it to 2 days of pulling...one day for clean pulls and the other for DL singles...if you can that is : o
     
  15. the_harbinger Orange Belt

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    Platform zerchers and snatch grip deadlifts?
     
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    From your original post it sounded like you were increasing the weight 10 kg every week??? If so you could try dropping the increase to 2.5 kg a week or so. When you get stronger you can't progress as rapidly.
     
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    Thanks trinitron i just thought about that today. I will try the zerchers and snatch grips, thank you to all. Anymore good advice is welcome.
     
  18. RedNeckJiuJitsu Black Belt

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    If you can zercher off a platform, you're a more flexible man than I.
     
  19. the_harbinger Orange Belt

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    Oh hell no. I can hardly zercher off the floor. :icon_chee

    I was just saying that it could probably help you out of the hole if you are flexible enough.
     
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    i would recommend takin time off but youve already done that
     

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