Wednesday, July 21, 2010


  1. tbferg | July 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Dear Cold Deadlift,

    I heart you.


    • mchofia | July 21, 2010 at 9:40 am

      T-Congrats on your PR and setting the new women’s deadlift record! All your work is paying off.

      • Jet | July 21, 2010 at 9:46 am

        Congrats T. Way to start the day off right.

    • The Dominator | July 21, 2010 at 10:19 am

      Ahhh!!! I missed it.


    • coach | July 21, 2010 at 12:08 pm

      Indeed, T. It’s the only way I deadlift.

      If you did not start cold today, you can work toward it for the next effort. Experience and consistency establishing good back position (especially in high-volume workouts) determined who had the option of opening that way.

      Unfortunately for the evening folks, the cold start goes home with me this afternoon. Next time…


    • the janitor | July 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm

      nice work t! 310 is awesome!

      looking forward to seeing this cold start deadlift in action… maybe next time.

  2. Mrs. F | July 21, 2010 at 9:08 am

    THANK YOU GUYS for that tag line! Love ya, see ya Saturday! I just watched the journal article and almost fell off my chair that he addressed that.

  3. Shana | July 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Where’s the journal article? Would you share the link?

  4. Shana | July 21, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Ps. I just posted two of my very favorite Paleo recipes to the Nutrition Info – Paleo Forum on this site:

    Baba Ghanoush and Gazpacho. Tuna Tartare to follow tonight. Yum!!

    • Erez | July 21, 2010 at 10:26 am


      Mark had a good post on Monday about understanding poultry labels. Summary: look for “pasture raised.”

      • Jet | July 21, 2010 at 12:04 pm

        Thanks Shana! I’ve been looking for a good gazpacho recipe.

  5. sblume | July 21, 2010 at 10:05 am

    what a week for me to be out of the gym. shoulder presses yesterday, deadlifts today. near tears here.

    T, you’re a legend. can’t wait to see what you pulled today.

    miss you guys.


  6. coach | July 21, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Congratulations T, for setting the new women’s deadlift record at 310-lbs.

    In fact, congratulations are in order for the entire 6a group today, for a clean sweep—everyone set a new personal best. I crunched the numbers, and if my math is correct (it is), as a group of 14 athletes, you:
    –lifted 445 pounds more than your previous personal bests, a 13 percent increase
    –lifted an average of 32 pounds above your previous personal best per athlete

    That is an incredible feat, and those are enormous numbers attached to that effort. Well done, everyone.


  7. b-kay | July 21, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Jeremy N.: 375-395x-395x-385x-x-x-x-lbs.
    Antonio G.: 325-355-365x-365x-x-x-x-lbs.
    Borja G.: 325-335-345-355x-355x-x-x-lbs.
    Erez Y.: 315-335-345-355-365x-x-x-lbs.
    Alex M.: 315-325-335x-335x-x-x-x-lbs.
    Tamra F.: 275-290-300-310-315x-315x-x-lbs.
    Robbie S.: 255-265-275-295x-295x-285-295-lbs.
    Derek B.: 245-255-265-270-280-290-300x-lbs.
    Erin K.: 225-235-245-255-265x-x-x-lbs.
    Bill M.: 185-205-225-245-255-265-275-lbs.
    Kris C.: 175-190-200-205-x-x-x-x-lbs.
    Jessy C.: 125-135-135x-130-125-x-x-lbs.
    Keena S.: 135-135-145-155-160-170-x-lbs.
    Ryan B.: 135-145-150-150-155-160-165-lbs.
    Josh M.: 55-60-65-70-75-75-55-lbs. (sub: weighted pull-up)
    Neil A.: 315-335-345x-345x-x-x-x-lbs.
    David O.: 315-335-345-355x-355x-x-x-lbs.
    Sidra C.: 225-275-285x-280x-x-x-x-lbs.
    Luke D.: 175-195-205-215-225-235-245-lbs.
    Amy D.: 155-175-175-185-190x-180x-lbs.
    Mayra C.: 185-215-225-230x-230x-x-x-lbs.
    Katie M.: 135-155-175-180x-180x-x-x-lbs.
    Joe P.: 335-365-375-385x-385x-x-x-lbs.
    Jeff W.: 305-325-335-345x-345-x-x-lbs.
    Jonathan H.: 265-275-285-295-300-305x-x-lbs.
    Roselena R.: 205-215x-215x-x-x-x-xlbs.
    Jessica H.: 185-205x-195-200x-200x-x-x-lbs.
    John S.: 265-275-285-295-300-305-315-lbs.
    Holmes H.: 115-125-135-135-140-140-140-lbs.
    Anne M.: 125-135-135-145-145-145-145-lbs.
    John G.: 225-245-265-275-285-290-295-lbs.
    David S.: 245-265-275-285-295-305-315-lbs.
    Drew P.: 185-195-195-195-195-195-195-lbs.
    Christine S.: 175-175-175-175-175-175-175-lbs.
    Livia S.: 95-95-95-85-85-85-85-lbs.
    Dave R.: 65-80-90-95x-95-95x-lbs. (sub: weighted pull-up)
    Jen M.: 165-185x-185-175-x-x-x-lbs.
    Jenn J.: 165-185-190x-175-165-x-x-lbs.
    Lisa C.: 165-175-185-185x-175-x-x-lbs.
    Jen O.: 175-185-195-205x-205-210-x-lbs.
    David C.: 165-185-205-225-235-x-lbs.
    Marco M.: 315-325-335-345-355-365-x-lbs.
    Mark C.: 155-175-185-185-185-x-x-lbs.
    Josh O.: 385-405x-405-420-440-x-x-lbs.
    Steve D.: 225-225-225-255-275-295-315-lbs.
    Chuck D.: 205-205-225-245-245-265-265-lbs.
    Todd C.: 225-225-245-245-245-245-245-lbs.
    Adam C.: 225-255-275-295-305-x-x-lbs.
    Koji H.: 225-225-245-245-245-245-245-lbs.
    Sean M.: 335-385-405-425-450-x-x-lbs.
    Sean F.: 225-245-250-255-260-270-x-lbs.
    Charles H.: 275-305-335-365-385-x-x-lbs.
    Lee P.: 285-305-315-325x-x-x-x-lbs.
    Ricky B.: 255-285-285-285-295-x-x-lbs.
    Brent W.: 225-245-275-295-315-325-x-lbs.
    Meghan M.: 255-275-295-315x-x-x-x-lbs.
    John B.: 225-255-275-295-315-315-x-lbs.
    Adam F.: 175-195-215-235x-225-x-x-lbs.
    Leota B.: 135-155-175-180-165-165-x-lbs.
    Stuart W.: 225-245-265-275x-x-x-x-lbs.

  8. tbferg | July 21, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Thanks, everyone! And thanks 6am for the vibe in the room this morning.

  9. Hugus | July 21, 2010 at 8:40 pm


    Sorry I had to do it to you. You will get me next time. I think you have a lot more in ya.


    • jdowen | July 21, 2010 at 9:08 pm

      Sorry I wasn’t more supportive. And yes, I’ll get you there, and probably a few others before the year is out.


    • tbferg | July 21, 2010 at 9:40 pm

      Nice, Sean! 450 is amazing.


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