Race to a 700lb Deadlift

Discussion in 'Powerlifting Forum' started by Perrin Aybara, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member

    It's been a goal of mine already, got the idea for this last night from discussing it in the powerlifting thread. Here's the rules:

    Bodyweight doesn't matter
    You can't already have pulled 700lbs
    Clothing and shoes can be whatever
    No straps
    No deadlift suit
    Belt is allowed
    Sumo or conventional is allowed
    Must have video with plates clearly visible
    If you can't keep your face out of it share the video privately with a couple other participants for them to vouch that it happened

    Anything I forgot feel free to bring up. Just a friendly competition. Winner just gets bragging rights, but I guess you get that anyway pulling 700lbs.

    Best deadlift for me so far is 606lbs. I'm expecting a year at least to pull 700lbs, but who knows?

    @Brandaddy I know you want in since it was us talking that brought this about.
    @theprodgicalson I know you're down, too.
    @acoll83 I haven't seen you around lately, but I know 700lbs is in sight for you.

    Of course anyone can get in on this. It's going to be a pretty longterm competition most likely, but I wanted to get it going now.
  2. i am in. hopeful that come July this will be a reality. best DL is 620, although that was 2-3 weeks post meet. i beleive this is achievable for me this year as i had 647 to my knees at the meet. might not be at nationals but you never know.
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  3. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member

    Yeah, we never know. I don't think it's realistic for me next year since I'm off deadlift for an injury now and I'm just running the one cycle next year for the meet, probably will start the next one towards the end of the year into next year depending on what meet I'm doing. I'd say not this next cycle, but the one after I'll get it.
  4. RodgerThat

    RodgerThat Member

    Does this have to be a meet deadlift? It's possibly unrealistic for myself but I've pulled 565 on two separate occasions so I'm in just don't expect me to be there within a year I'm probably 2year to a lifetime away from it at my weight
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  5. Halfthor

    Halfthor Member

    I'm down for this probably can't start pulling again til January. I was right at six before I got hurt but I know there is potential for more there.
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  6. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member

    Doesn't have to be, no. Can be a gym lift. Mine almost certainly will be since i almost never max outside of meets.

    Sounds like we're in the same boat. I haven't pulled a deadlift in over a month and will be taking at least another month to let this injury heal.

    What are you doing in the meantime to maintain your pull? I'm doing banded good mornings, squats, hamstring and quad work, upper back and trap work, although this injury prevents doing rows right now, too.
  7. RodgerThat

    RodgerThat Member

    Mine could possibly be at a meet too if it happens. Hoping for it during 2018 nationals that's the dream.
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  8. Halfthor

    Halfthor Member

    Because of my injury I've been 50% weight bearing on crutches the last seven weeks. I'm not aloud to do any lower body exercises. Mainly pulldowns, rows, pull ups, pull ups, and more pull ups.
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  9. RandallNowan

    RandallNowan Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    I'm in, Brother. But I'm way, way behind target!
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  10. bighit2011

    bighit2011 Junior Member

    I'm in, pulled 605 a month a ago and have been working 5/3/1 since then. hit 515x9 last week, and want to pull 700 by May 29.

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  11. Halfthor

    Halfthor Member

    On a side note I atleast got some positive out of the negative. Not being able to use my lower body has really helped my bench. I've switched to all pause reps for the last six weeks. Not being able to drive my legs into the floor has made me really focus on the other aspect of my bench. Was able to pause 405 yesterday with no leg drive. I'm real happy with that.
  12. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member

    Yeah, not doing deadlift is really helping my squat right now. Hopefully that helps my deadlift once i can do it again.

    I'm going to bench 405 for sure next year. Was a goal this year, but cutting to 198 messed that up.
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  13. Halfthor

    Halfthor Member

    Did the smolov routine for squats last year it was brutal squatting 4 times a week but I made great gains from it.
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  14. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member

    I've looked at that routine for years and haven't tried it. Would have been a good fit for now if i wasn't giving my body a little break before next meet prep. Did you lose much after the routine ended? I heard it's just like peaking for a meet.
  15. Brandaddy

    Brandaddy Member

    Definitely in on this.
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  16. ruckin

    ruckin Member

    My estimated 1rm right now is 580 so it'll be a while for me, but I intend to get there and beyond eventually. So, in. I got 435x10 yesterday, mid-cruise.
  17. Halfthor

    Halfthor Member

    Yeh reason I did it was I got a prp shot in my elbow and was trying to let it heal. I hit 640 to a 16 inch box at the end of it. I got 610 in a comp later on in the year. It's definitely geared towards peaking for a competition. There is no way to keep doing all that volume. I did wear single ply power brief on some days of training.
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  18. Brandaddy

    Brandaddy Member

    Sounds like for the most part everyone is within 20-40lbs of one another. I'd say that's pretty fair. Should be interesting.
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  19. insaiyan93

    insaiyan93 Member

    In for gainz watching
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  20. Do you compete in gear or raw?