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DEADlift Man Walking – Deliverance from the Deadlift Devil – 12/29/11

“Naw man. I’m pretty effing far from okay.” On November 20th, to punctuate what had been a long week, I pulled my groin pretty severely squatting at Beast; I felt a sharp pop, stopped pushing, and promptly collapsed (whacking the back of my head on the barbell in the process); lying on the floor of […]

Beast’s Friday Deadlift Log (Deload Heaven) 11/18/11

The deadlift obsession continues … After three challenging training weeks, I decided to take a well-deserved deload. My body was feeling a little beat up and I’m hoping the rest will help contribute to a great deadlift session on Thanksgiving week. When I arrived at the Beast at 8:30 pm, I was exhausted. I didn’t […]

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. […]

Friday’s Beast Deadlift Log (and the Zombie Apocalypse) 11-3-11

Surviving hoards of brain-eating zombies is enough of a challenge without the added burden of extreme muscle soreness. Yet, I have to protect my children. That’s part of my job, right? Please ponder this because it’s important. For those of you who train hard – I mean really train hard – do you ever wonder […]

Dancing with the Deadlift Devil, Volume 1, Issue 3 – Evicting Demons

… Conventional … Sumo … Wide Sumo … Narrow Sumo … Speed Pulling … Form Pulling … Max Effort Pulling … High Reps … What is the answer? I recently told someone that when it comes to the deadlift, I sometimes feel like I am trying to crack the Da Vinci Code … I remember […]