Hi team, my first post out here on GUS and am loving it already. The interface too, I note as I type, is great eye candy :)
I have recently started my weight-training after a long layoff of almost an year or two. Its part of my plan to attack fat and build lean muscle at the same time. Been at it now since about 1.5 months.
Started Deadlifting since about 2 odd weeks back with a light wooden stick. Had to coach myself since no one out here in my gym would, or atleast properly. Got a gist of the same from rippletoe's vids online and started out. Moved onto an empty barbell, then added 25+25=50lbs and then to 120, 140, 150 & now 180 lbs. Its happening so fast I can't believe this is normal.
It being my first time, would love to have you guys comment on whether this is too much too fast? I am so much in love with this lift, am contemplating some more weight up the next time I am scheduled for it. Need to understand the pitfalls, pros and cons though of doing it this way. In a nutshell, how do you guys go about loading progressively in case of a barbell deadlift? How was your loading graph when you started out?
For the record, my BW is 190 lbs.
Any missing information or ambiguous piece of info, I apologize, would love to provide any info you would like to be able to tell me how to progress further.