The first time I deadlifted, I pulled 3 plates for a double.
Eighteen weeks later, I am doing that for 5×3.
Here’s the workout:
- Romanian Deadlifts 135# 1×10; 175# 1×10; 225# 1×5; 275# 1×5
- Deadlifts 5×3 315#
- Lat Pulldown 5×6 195#
So the belt gave me a great boost with the Squats, so I figure let me figure out how to use it for the Deadlift.
Man, that is why you don’t see many people DLing with a belt. If you bring it too high in order to flatten your back, you can’t catch a breath. In the middle of your gut and it digs into your ribs. Too low and you have no hip hinge.
So deadlifting in the future: no belt and no shirt.
Supplements: C4 taken 30 minutes prior to working out.
Food: 3,478cal 297c 151f 222p