Originally Posted by thefastlife
awesome man keep at it. you'll be surprised how quickly you're into the #300's.
Lol, I've heard that! Thanks!
Originally Posted by suited
That looks like 295 to me. Did you mean you lifted 175lbs, or your body weight is 175lbs? Anyway, nice setup. You don't need much for a great home gym. I train at home, too.
Lol, body weight = 175. I tend to get lazy while training at home. But some training at home is better than no training at all.
Originally Posted by size 38R
I can photograph some "REAL" Bape's if it helps the thread out.
@barrelntrigger That's it!! When you come back we are going to arm wrestle at the bar. Loser buys drinks.
I don't arm wrestle, bro. I got bad shoulders. But I'll be more than happy to buy you a few drinks when we are over next year.
Originally Posted by ridethecliche
1) Be honest with your form. Deadlift is a high risk/reward movement when the weights go up. Doing weight that is too high for you with improper form will fuck you up.
2) Use bigger plates. So you don't have to lift the side up, roll the bar onto a small 5 lb plate to get it off the ground and make taking off/putting on plates past the first 45'er easier.
And fastlife is right, you can get the weight up wicked fast on deads. Just make sure you're not lagging on other things cause imbalances suck.
Also, come post on RHET!
True. I've seen some shitty forms. That's another reason why I don't bump up the weight too fast. To prevent from having shitty forms, I've always make sure my grip is wider, stance is a bit wider than shoulders width, head always looking 45 degrees up, butt down, keep the back straight and most importantly, thrust the hips forward but never out too much when completing the lift. I've found that by focusing on the hip thrust, you keep your back straight. Oh yeah, keep the bar close to your thighs and roll it against your shins, thighs as you come up for the lift is also a key point.