Tuesday, May 12, 2009


  1. train2live | May 12, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Deadlift stats for today:
    245, 265, 285x, 275x, 270x, 265, 270x


  2. coach | May 12, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Tamra F.: 225-235-245-255-235-235-235-lbs.
    Kim H.: 225-235-245x-245-245-255-255x-lbs.
    Rebekka E.: 185-195-205-205-205x-185-185-lbs.
    Sidra C.: 155-165-165x-155-155-155-155-lbs.
    John C.: 205-205-205-205-205-205-205-lbs.
    Cari D.: 175-185-195x-195-185-185-185-lbs.
    Dennis D.: 300-315-315x-300-300-300-300-lbs.
    Wanda K.: 135-145-145-145-145-145-145-lbs.
    John S.: 305-315-325-335-345-350-335-lbs.
    David C.: 205-205-215-220-220-225-225-lbs.
    Mayra C.: 135-135-135-135-135-135-135-lbs.
    Amy D.: 175-180-185x-185x-175-175-175-lbs.

  3. coach | May 12, 2009 at 11:56 am


    Come in and pick up something heavy.


  4. sub-15 "Mike" | May 12, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    I will. Had a meeting this morning, but I will come in soon. And I’ve been working on my grip, btw.

  5. capitalpressure | May 12, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    300 – miss
    Jeff W.

  6. coach | May 12, 2009 at 2:35 pm


    Today was a great day—we saw new personal bests from almost everyone. Some efforts of note:

    –Cari put 30 pounds on her previous personal best and picked up 195-lbs, giving Amazons everywhere hope for a heavier deadlift. Great job, Cari.
    –Dennis, at 65 years young, 6 feet tall, and 165 pounds (on a heavy day), put 15 pounds on his personal best and lifted 315. All of his work sets were attempted at or above 300 pounds, and he only missed once.
    –Tamra and Kim continued their battle for female deadlifting supremacy and tied—again—with new personal bests and gym records of 255 pounds. It’s a race to 300 between these two, because each time we deadlift, they put 20 pounds on their previous bests.
    –Rebekka, who weighs about 63 pounds soaking wet, picked up 205 pounds on her first ever attempt at heavy deads. Nice work, kiddo.
    –Finally, John S. completed all of his work at or above 305 pounds (the first person ever to do so), and set the new gym record with 350 pounds. Not bad for a tall guy. Congratulations, John.

    Rest well tonight…


  7. demonbowler | May 12, 2009 at 2:46 pm


  8. sub-15 "Mike" | May 12, 2009 at 3:16 pm


    oops, realized when i got back to the office that you wanted 7 attempts. well, at least i didn’t use chalk! the grip work is starting to help, i think, although i had trouble holding on to 305. maybe in another month…

  9. demonbowler | May 12, 2009 at 6:46 pm


    How do you “work on your grip”? What is “grip work”? I literally need to “get a grip”. great work everybody – I saw John S.’s tremendous set, I think the whole gym was watching.


  10. sub10fran | May 12, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks Coach. I am not sure which I am prouder of – the workout or not sobbing uncontrollably when you told me that Fran was coming up tomorrow.


  11. sub-15 "Mike" | May 13, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Ted – on John’s advice, I got me some “Captains of Crush” grippers at IronMind (search the web for it). In just 2 weeks I am now capable of holding on to about 25 pounds more than before — without chalk. In a month or two I hope to be able to deadlift without my grip being the limiting factor.

    You can also do farmer carries and plate holds, which John can probably explain better than me, but the gist is that you hold heavy dumbells and/or plates as long as you can.

  12. demonbowler | May 13, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Thanks, Mike. I found the website -and am of course, confronted with a range of options. Where did you start? I was thinking of the 100 lb or possibly 140 lb grips. Ted

  13. jjeremias | May 17, 2009 at 10:42 am

    170 – 175 – 180 – 185 – 190 – 195 – 200!

    jenn j


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