Beast’s Friday Deadlift Log (Deadlifting for Armageddon) 11-11-11

“I watched The Thing. It wasn’t as good as the original.”
“Which one? There are three versions of The Thing. The original from the 50s. John Carpenter’s remake in 1982, and the most recent remake.”
“I like John Carpenter’s the best because it was real.”
“Real?”
“Well, more real.”

I enjoy writing fiction, especially Horror. The three of you consistently reading this blog (ha ha … you know who you are) know I enjoy weaving elements of fiction into certain posts, however, everything I post in reference to training and lifting log numbers is completely true. It’s real.

The Deadlift Devil also certainly exists as I’m sure many of you know all too well.

I would love to write a post apocalyptic work of fiction that centers on the Beast and our crazy cast of characters. We’ll see if I ever get around to that project, but I think it would be interesting to inflict that challenge and watch the situation interestingly (albeit fictitiously) unfold. Of course, any similarity of the characters to persons living or dead will be purely coincidental.

In the meantime, here’s a link to one of my shorts that was published online quite some time ago (2009). I love the story, but of course I’m super biased. If any of you are in contact with a literary agent, please let me know.

The Pitch <<< Supernatural Fiction

… Back to Deadlift Training and Thursday night's session - Supernatural Reality – It’s REAL!:

Here’s week 3 of the Program to Evict the Deadlift Demons:

Week 3:
Perceived Max: ~600

    Conventional Deadlift – added 10lbs to all of the Week 2 weights
    4 x 4 with 430
    1 x 2 with 490
    1 x 2 with 550
    1 x 10 with 430

GHR – two bodyweight sets
Abs (minimal work)

Beast Deadlifting for Armageddon

Beast Deadlifting for Armageddon

Week 2 of the program (last Thursday) went smoothly. All of the reps felt fast and explosive. In retrospect, after I doubled 540, I should have knocked-off the 600 to finally put the White Whale to rest … it would have gone. Believe it!

Week 3 of the program (last night) went somewhat less smoothly. Three of us were in the deadlift rotation – all essentially performing Week 3 of the program; both Jon and Owen had awesome sessions, displaying great effort.

I added 10 lbs to all the sets. I don’t think the 10 lbs made a big difference, but I was never able to get into the zone. I was having a difficult time getting down to the bar and never really felt I was getting enough leg drive.

I was looking at Michael Keck’s Training Log on the elitefts website yesterday and noticed he was assigning a Rated Perceived Exertion (“RPE”) of 1 – 10 to each set (e.g., 1 feels very light and 10 feels very heavy). If I did the same last night, my double with 550 would have been a 10 RPE and the last set of 10 with 430 would have received a 10 as well (maybe an 11 on the Spinal Tap Scale).

After the workout, Will and I hit Tony’s Huntington Inn again to rehydrate and feed on massive amounts of pizza. We wished the Marines a Happy Birthday and a nice Cougar told me that I was a very handsome man.

I plan on deloading next week.

Train Hard!


Below is the first three weeks of the deadlift program:

Week 1 of the Program to Evict the Deadlift Demons:

Week 1:
Perceived Max: ~600

    Conventional Deadlift
    4 x 4 with 420 (70% of perceived max)
    2 x 2 with 480 (80% of perceived max)
    1 x 10 with 420 (70% of perceived max)

    GHR – 2 body weight sets

Week 2 of the Program to Evict the Deadlift Demons:

Week 2:
Perceived Max: ~600

    Conventional Deadlift
    4 x 4 with 420 (70% of perceived max)
    1 x 2 with 480 (80% of perceived max)
    1 x 2 with 540 (90% of perceived max)
    1 x 10 with 420 (70% of perceived max)

Ab work (very little)

Will add additional assistance exercises in Week 3

Week 3 of the Program to Evict the Deadlift Demons:

Week 3:
Perceived Max: ~600

    Conventional Deadlift – added 10lbs to all the Week 2 weights
    4 x 4 with 430
    1 x 2 with 490
    1 x 2 with 550
    1 x 10 with 430
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2 Comments to "Beast’s Friday Deadlift Log (Deadlifting for Armageddon) 11-11-11"

  1. November 11, 2011 - 3:40 pm | Permalink

    Last night was brutal! Glad we made it through alive. Surprisingly my back isn’t killing me, see you this weekend.

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