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Cracked 500!

Posted in Gym Strength by Mike on December 8, 2006

Deadlift day today
70K x 3
120K X 2
170K X 2 (Double overhand none the less. kinda proud of that)
here i should have gone for  220 or 225, but it seemed silly to not hit 500lbs (227 K as I recall).
230K X 1, fail, fail

so yup, I cracked 500 (507 to be exact). I was only able to do it once though. I’d like to go for twice then I may swap in cleans instead of deadlifts for a while. I cam away from my failed attempts with some kind of back cramp or spasm, so I really wasn’t feeling so hot for the rest of this.

Overhead strict press 60K 5X5
skull crusher 82lbs 5X5
curls 82lbs 5X5
Front squat 60K 5X5

I came home and made a massage appointment for tomorrow. I have some muscle owwies that I want them to take a crack at, including the lower back and that hamstring that I cramped a while back and still can’t get to work right.


I’ll post on some more random type stuff tomorrow or Sunday.

4 Responses to 'Cracked 500!'

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  1. Scott Styles said,

    Congratulations! Picking up a quarter ton is quite the accomplishment.

  2. Chris Rice said,

    Wohow!!! 500# – very nice DL. Get everything all straightened out with the massage – Helga – tall Swedish chick right ? Oh yeah – she’ll fix you up. Hahahahaha Congrats on a milestone lift! Way back in the day, the goal of all of us was 300-400-500 for bench, squat, deadlift.

  3. Kris said,

    Congratulations from Europe as well! I hope to follow in your footsteps one day.

  4. Mike said,

    Thanks guys. I was pretty proud of it. Of course it always seems like there is just another number waiting behind it. Still, I’m quite proud. I’m just trying to not run around and tell everyone and be totally annoying. I hope I am gracious enough to let things like this speak for themselves as appropriate.
    I’m glad to know I could have hung with Chris’s crew back in the day. Of course I probably out weight them all by 75lbs but that is ok. When I was trying to be a powerlifter I was going for 400+Bench, 500+ Squat and dead, total of 1500. I don’t know that I will ever go back and invest the time to make the 400 bench but I think I can get 500 squat within 12 months pretty easily.
    The massage, I’ll cover that in the post I’ll do a little later, but totally worth it.

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