>deadlifting for about a month now
>lifting 110kg (240lbs) for the first time today
>Old DYEL friend who remember me as being small mirin hard
>big guy next to me asks how long i've been deadlifting for
>proceeds to mire hard
Am I gonna make it bruhs?
That's pretty weak desu. Starting your DL around 2pl8 (maybe a bit under if you were totally unathletic before you began lifting) is not a case of /fit/ trolling, it's the truth.
Starting low is fine to get your form down, and that is part of the goal in SL. Since you are adding 10lbs every DL workout, it doesn't matter much that you started low, but you likely did not need to start that low.
3pl8 DL for 1 rep isn't that big. Also, volume with decent weight is what will make you "look like you lift," not hitting a single for strength.
E.g. you could bench 2pl8 for five sets, and get stronger and little bigger, or bench >1.5pl8 for five sets of 8 and get bigger and a little stronger.
Sorry, I meant doing 5 reps out of that weight.
It's still shitty tho (I wanna get that 4 pl8). Does the "3x8" thing actually work for beginners like me, or do I have to wait until I hit the 1/2/3/4 before changing to it?
Oh, gotcha. 3pl8 x 5 is pretty solid. My 1 RM is a touch over 4pl8, so you may not want to take advice from me, as my strength levels are not much higher.
You are putting up enough weight for volume to help you pack on size, definitely. 1/2/3/4 is just recommended because it is an easy benchmark to remember.
Adding volume may also help you up your lifts (increased size means more capacity for strength, and doing an exercise more makes you better [form and efficiency]).
I went from SL to Boring But Big 5/3/1. You follow a 5/3/1 template for strength, and do 5 sets of at 50-70% of your 1RM. The added volume helped my lifts immensely, especially press and bench (SL is obviously leg heavy, BBB is comparatively way more balanced).
Hitting DL 5x10, squatting 5x10, pressing 5x10, etc. definitely helped my lifts immensely, and I packed on ~15lbs over the past 3 months.
If size is your goal, you need to add a volume component to your routine. If strength is your goal, you may or may not want the volume depending on your specific goals. I wanted to continue to increase my main lifts while adding mass, so BBB was simpler for me coming off of something basic like SL. You may find that PPL type routines or some random bro split fits your needs better.
>tfw never just did 1 working set of deads
>tfw 530lb max
So bottom line is if you are not satisfied with your size, go ahead and add volume, no need to wait.
One thing I will say about high volume DL sets: if you are at a gym without bumpers, pulling with smaller plates can be taxing depending on your body (angle might be awkward).
I came home from college during my 5x10 at 70% of 1RM month, and pulling 255lbs that many times with small plates felt awkward. My back was stiff like never before. Just something to watch if you choose to do DLs for volume. It is a taxing lift. I don't know how much it was worth doing 5x10 DLs.
>lifting serious for about a year
>was fat, but lost about 10 KG and gained a lot of muscle, i look i lost much more
>One girl i hate, but would bang compliments me i look great
>Do not know how to respond, i like she is giving me a compliment but do not like it is from her
>say that i am not done yet, dont say thanks
Damn compliments are hard to get used to. I know i look a lot better then this time 1 year ago but i also know i need to cut 10 KG at least to look pretty good
Ignore the e-staters. Nobody starts DLing 4 pl8 a month out the gate. Nobody gives a shit about their 3 pl8 cat back diddlys. Just keep at it and you'll be moving daddy weights in time.
>Starting your DL around 2pl8 is not a case of /fit/ trolling
Yeah, nah. Maybe, if you're physical worker. For an adult, untrained male 1pl8 without exploding their back is normal. Though you can pretty quickly up it to 3pl8s. A matter of few months.
>11kg down in 40 days, fuck you fat
>maintained lifts with no loss
>no longer kissless
>tfw did my first pullup and chinup
>social gains are being made
>passing all tests and exams with ease
DEUS VULT AVE MARIA 2016 is gonna be the year
We're all gonna make it!
Your trolling right? Back when my bro got a barbell set I was 14(18 going on 19 now) and I just loaded 225 (all the weights he had at that point) on the bar and ripped it off the ground fairly easily... had never been athletic before. BW was around 140lbs, kinda chubby.
How the fuck do I improve my DL?
Been lifting kind of casually for 3 years (big breaks due to work ect)
I feel like I should be able to DL more but I completely max out at 110. Any suggestions on how to improve my DL? I want to be DLing 150.
No offense fäm but we literally have the bearmode maori kids @ my HS Rugby team staring off with 2.5/3 pl8 right off the bat
I hope you are trolling dude
I brought my stonehead roomate to the gym, he is like a gremlins with 0 muscle and he did 5x5 at 220 with a flat back the first time ever he touched a barbell. He has never done any sport his whole life and weight less than 150lbs
Another guy from my rugby team pulled 405 the first time ever he deadlifted but he weights 300 lbs so not a big deal
Doesn't matter where I look, everyone lifts more than me. Only just hit 2.5pl8 DL the other week (2.5 months), my squat is atrocious, and I compare myself to others too often to not think I'm inferior to even someone picking up a barbell for the first time.
It's shit, it really is. Just gotta keep my head down and keep at it...
OP, you will always face people bringing you down, we all start somewhere. But don't brag about someone mirin your 100 kg deadlift. It's just that he doesn't know shit about working out.
I started at 100kg, 5x5 and pulled 230 last month. But I don't feel like bragging about it anyway, there are a lot of people out there stronger than me
If you were kinda chubby at 140lbs, dl 225 first time as a teenager and think that I'll believe you, you're probably kinda stupid too. Unless you were catbacking like a mofo and grinded that shit. Then maybe. Still doubtful though.
you got off to a good start and you have people around you that are encouraging.
no doubt u will make it bro
I worked in a Gravel pit shoveling rocks for 12 hours a day for 4 months straight. I managed 3 pl8 diddly after 1 month in the gym.
Fast forward 4 Years, I'm an office worker and go back to the gym. I can pull 180 for reps or 225 for 1rm.
Depends on ur fitness
i know you won't believe me
but i am a NYRfag, and my first time establishing a 1-rep max on deadlift, i pulled 230 pounds (This was 3 days ago)
did that for 8 sets.
if i understand my progression correctly, tomorrow i should be able to do 240lb?
i would have to say you are not impressive, as you are on par with me, and i am DYEL
flexibility training is legit
practice your flexibility 3x a day every day, and i guarantee you that you will touching the ground with flat palms, and locked knees within 2 weeks.
you will probably also be able to touch your forehead to your knees with locked knees in about a week or two.
doing the splits is hard, though...
knuckles then fist then palm
work on touching the toes, then the ground just in front of the toes.
don't be afraid to bounce, just make sure you do so gently.
ostrich walks are GOAT once you have a little bit more flexibility.
fucking awesome way to start the morning, by warming up your back and getting all limber and flexible.
back bends, toe touches, pic related, pancake stretch, and splits-training FTW
also, once you can touch your head to your knees, work on putting your head in between your legs, and also work on bringing your head higher up on the thigh... sounds homo as fuck, but you really feel the stretch in your spine.
laying on your back and kicking your feet over your head works well too - especially once you can touch the ground with your toes (keeping locked knees)
Why are you wanting to establish your 1rm as a rank novice? Why would you start with 230 right off the bat, you're gonna stall pretty hard it always happens with guys that make far too big of starts or jumps.
Personal trainer here:
That's not even your bodyweight, most men can do a 1rm of their body weight 1 week in (after learning form in the first week), you either misread the guy's face or he was being positive about your commitment to training.
You might be training wrong, get someone to check your form for stupid shit like:
>poor foot positioning
>bar not being over your toes
>arching of the lower back
>looking at yourself in the mirror/ahead instead of maintaining a neutral spine
>not pulling in your core
>knees pointing in or flaring out (connected to foot positioning)
>shitty rep timing/dropping the bar at the top of the movement
That said, your dedication to training is good, just aim for weight you can do 5 reps of (use a 1rm calculator) and try and beat 6 reps, when you hit 8 you can increase the weight to something you can manage 5 reps of.
4 minutes rest between sets (you are aiming to build strength)
Try and put the weight down counting to 4 to ensure you are putting your muscles under tension
Keep up the enthusiasm OP!
>been stalling at 315 squat
>never pushed past it because didn't want to have to bail out
>yesterday squatted 365 for 3 reps before bailing out
>wasn't that bad
I guess if you don't fail, you won't succeed. Won't be afraid to squat more now.
First few months is about learning proper form, not maxing out. Your back shouldn't be sore at all (maybe just a little at most) the next day. You should feel your hamstrings and glutes.
>tfw I just did my 2nd SL workout
>a girl next to me squatted more than that
>keep telling myself that I'm doing the long game
I think I could have started with heavier weight
I was practising after my working set
I've seen plenty of faggots at my gym who came with their buddies for the 1st time. Guy loads em up 225 and backs are breaking.
BUT I pulled 225 for the 1st time brah.
Also love the SS guys who after 4 months can't no longer progress but still add weight and half ROM everything with garbage form so they can say on fit they squatted 315 after 4 months.
it sums up to that, really no easy way, if you can find any youtube video of martial arts stretches it's good.
If you yourself are doing MA then just do what your instructor does frequently, stretching in the morning really kicks off your day btw so it's easier to stay on the track.
i practiced my form with babby weight for a good while with my PT (we did stiff-leg as well).
spine stayed neutral, hips were high, shoulder blades pulled down, felt it in my lats.
did i do good senpai?
Okay, either everyone is trolling or I'm just retarded, after a month of SS I can only DL 82kg, the same that I squat, what the fuck am I doing wrong? 22 y/o 5'10" 280 lbs, cutting
I always get a sore lower back after deadlifting, not immediatly but the day after
>tfw when I used to work with glass windows
>never lifted a day in my life unless you count work
>pretty boy friend of mine invites me to the gym for the 1st time in my life
>he works up to 3 plates for a single while I am on the tread mill
>motions me over
>ask how much it weighs then proceed to lift it with no problem
>end up at 405 for 3
>friend goes around bragging to our buddies at the bar about my 1st time at the gym
this was last week.
>make thread on fit about it
I already hate 2016
I pulled 410lb DL the other day for the first time. Was pretty happy. Started a couple years ago was fat ass weak babyman that struggled with 2 plates. Now I'm still fat but slightly stronger.
On day 1 I did 205 lbs for a set of 5 and it wasn't really that hard. After cutting for 3 months I was at 3pl8. I had a decent base from swimming in high school though.
How do you look bad with those stats? Just cut. I bet you'll look sick once you get rid of some body fat.
I'm around 12% bf and look amazing by normie standards with a 215 bench, 310 squat, and 395 deadlift.
>Am I gonna make it bruhs?
Maybe. Just remember gains arent linear and you will plateau sooner rather than later unless you are eating 10k calories/day and cycling everything under the sun.
Been diddylifting past month and a half, started at lmao1pl8 just to get form down but I've been adding 5 lbs each session until it gets difficult. At slightly over 2pl8 and I'm still going strong. It's now my second favorite lift too
Not him, but I went from ICF to TM for a while, but now I'm on 5/3/1.
TM is shit for upperbody from my experience, and it doesn't have enough deadlift volume once you get pretty high up. It made my squat shoot up like 70 lbs in the 3 months I was on it though.
I can't speak for madcow, but TM is another rippetoe program designed to make you even more of a Trex.
>tfw advanced deadlift and almost advanced squat
>still can't quite bench 2 pl8
>be 6'1" manlet
>never lift in my life
>friend convinces me to workout
>finish up my krispy kreme dozen doughtnuts for breakfast
>head to gym with friend
>he tells me DL is good lift
>I say whatever ok
>he goes over form for like 20 seconds
>i say yeah yeah wahtever man I got this
>he says "whoa there thats my weight, this takes years of deadlifting to get to"
>points to the lmao5plaet on the bar
>im like fuck it lets just see cuz he doesnt really even look that strong compared to bodybuilders
>get in position
>use mixed grip cuz thats how he was teaching me
>easily crank out 4 reps of lmao5plaet
why do ppl brag about 5 plate lifts agian?
Trex mode isn't all bad. I just added a 5th day on my 5/3/1 routine where I do a ton of bench and OHP. I'm slowly getting out of trex mode. In 2-3 months I should have a 1.5x bodyweight bench.