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Old 11-07-2007, 09:36 AM   #25
Anton Emery
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 145

This is a good discussion. As for as deadlifting without specifically training for it Ross Enamait recently pulled 495lbs.

He is obviously very string, snatching a 125lb dumbell, doing glute ham raises with multiple weight vests, pistols with additional weight.

I recently finished three weeks of heavy (for me) deadlifting, maxing out at 270lbs x 2 at a BW of 160lbs. I know its not much weight, but its the most i have ever done. I have trained the lift sporadically here and there, but never with much consistency. Before this i was doing Ross's 50 day program from Infinite Intensity. I am going to switch out my max effort exercise to something else for a few weeks, but i think i can hit double bodyweight by early next year. At 270lbs one of the limiting factors seemed to be my grip.

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