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When I start to pull, inevitably my knee angle "wants" to open first to the point that my back is horizontal before the bar actually leaves the ground This sounds fine. Fully horizontal is a bit much, but lots of people get to near-horizontal and that's the way it should be. There's no need to keep your back angle constant from your setup. It's very ...


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The Math: When making goals it is best to look at the math to see objectively how realistic something is. Target: 370 lbs Current: 215 lbs To Goal: 155 lbs Timeline: 1 Year or 12 Months or 26 DL Workouts Plan: Increase DL by 6 lbs every workout for 1 year The Problems: Now from doing the math we can spot a few fault lines in the plan. First off, you ...


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No reason to hate on CrossFit, guys. You just insult the questioner and make yourself look petty. That said, CrossFit is a GPP program. While there are many ways to do CrossFit and bias it towards strength (or other fitness goals), it is always going to be a program that limits the gain in any one area of fitness in order to make the individual more ...


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How tall are you? Are you male or female? Tall people generally have a harder time increasing their deadlift, so if you're tall, your current max makes sense, if you're not, I think you're still working with pre-good-technique-weight. Try out different ways of lifting, like looking up vs looking slightly down, pushing floor down vs lifting bar etc. Getting ...


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A year is plenty of time to hit a double bodyweight deadlift if you're focused on strength. It took me about a year and a half of squatting and deadlifting two to three times a week (alongside other sports and taking several week-or-longer breaks for vacation or injury) to achieve a double bodyweight deadlift at about your weight. So I was training for my ...



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