So one of my clients is getting pretty strong, and I wanted to test his max weight deadlift to see what the hell!! Let’s jump it up to 225!! Awesome!!
Here’s he dilemma: He managed the first two great, but messed up on the third, as shown on this here movin picture.
He has a tendency to go kyphotic with his lifts, which is why I didn’t want to jump up the weight too soon, but it’s fun once in a while to test it out.
Here’s what I think happened: he shifted his weight backwards, and decided it was a good time to take a step or two to try to balance himself out, effectively ending any chance whatsoever of lifting the bar vertically. While you’re supposed to sit back into a good deadlift, which he managed to do on the first two, he sat back a little too far, and wound up having to lap the bar to keep it from falling to the floor, embarrassing himself and making everyone around whisper “Hey, who’s the D-bag dropping weights??” I mean, COME ON!!! He got 90% of the way up, for crying out loud!! He was RIGHT THERE!!!! I think I’m more upset about this than he is, but I don’t care, dammit!! I have nothing else going on for me, so I need to live vicariously through my clients!!!!!
What I need from everyone is to leave a comment on whether you think he owned this third rep, or whether the bar was making him its’ bitch. He’s been struggling a bit with deadlifting the past few weeks, mostly mental. His physical progress has been amazing, but he has a hard time believing he’s getting stronger, so some honest feedback from everyone would help him out tremendously.
So again: Did Mark slay 225, or did he drop the soap in the prison shower?
Let me know, and the world will continue on as always.