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525 Deadlift PR & Performance Based Strength Training: Thinking on Your Feet
This is the second time I have lifted 525 and it is a great feeling! I've matched my old time max of 525. In the video I have talked about being able to gauge your training based on your actual performance and being able to think on your feet. There are two extremes of lifters: guys who have their training plans down to the finest details and cannot handle any deviations and then there's the guys who have a callous attitude towards training. Eric has taught me how to adapt based on my performance and make changes to a basic plan. This is thinking on one's feet. I got the okay from Eric to pull 525 a few weeks ago and I've been waiting for that gut feeling. I got it and moving forwards the plan is going to be to own 525 and consolidate at this big benchmark.
I have also provided a basic overview of Eric Troy's Maintenance Mode Cycle.
Week 1 is working up to 505 x 2 and doing singles doubles and triples with 455 to 475
Week 2 is doing volume work @ 455 and doing sets across of 4-5 reps each
Week 3 is working up to 485 x 3 and then doing singles and doubles with 475
The overall gist is to have a real heavy week, then a volume based week and then a workout to bridge the gap between the two and make the transition from high intensity to high volume to high intensity easier on me.
455 x 2
475 x 2
505 x 2
525 x 1
475 x 2
455 x 3
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