405 Stiff Leg Deadlift for 7 Reps! High Intensity Training.
First leg workout of the year and already pushing it!
I haven`t done a stiff leg deadlift over 315lbs for about 3 years at this point, and I did my last set with 315lbs and comfortably got to 10 reps and decided I had far too much gas left in the tank and that I should go up in weight.
So I did.
I figured I might get a solid 6 reps in, but I made it to 7 and I think I could have gone on to get a full 10 reps BUT that`s when good judgement prevailed.
As a bodybuilder having not trained this heavy for so many years, the shock of this much weight would be more than enough to stimulate muscle growth, and doing more reps wouldn`t yield any greater returns, only increase the likelihood of injury.
It`s not about the numbers, it`s about training to a point where you achieve your goal, and it`s important to have a goal in mind as a bodybuilder based on increasing muscle mass rather than hitting a particular number.
Besides, if in my 20`s I never did more than 405lbs on a stiff leg deadlift, it doesn`t make any sense going heavier than when I am almost 50!
Could I deadlift more at this point?
Absolutely but just because you can doesn`t mean you should!
So keep those weights in a good working range, keep it safe and as always Excelsior!!! #naturallyintense
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