The program I highlight here has been the most effective in my personal experience. It increased my deadlift to the point where I now hold a national deadlift record in the American Powerlifting Federation (APF) and am continuing to use it as i pursue a world record.
The magic really happens in those last 48 hours – see the graph below for a closer look. When I woke up the next day, I weighed exactly 133.6 lbs – I had lost 10 lbs of water weight overnight just from urinating and breathing. That homeostasis time lag
Until recently, I squatted with 8-year-old Adidas Sambas. Once I decided to compete in USAPL, I realized 1. I wouldn’t be allowed to bench on my toes and 2. I would need some actual shoes for squat. I was going back and forth between the Adipowers and Romaleos, but last month I decided to invest in the Adipowers.
Last month I found out that Dan Green’s Boss Barbell Club (BBBC) is located 10 minutes from my new house.
Until recently, I pulled sumo barefoot. Once I decided to compete, I realized I would need some actual shoes. I started off with a flat pair of converse which were alright, but last month I decided to invest in the SABO Deadlift shoes.
Dehydrated, 9 lbs under my normal bodyweight, electrolyte concentrations way out of whack, sleep deprived, and terrified – that accurately characterizes my body and mind on meet day. I’ve done soccer tournaments, taekwondo compeitions, and track meets; none of those compare to this experience.
Youtube and Instagram are full of videos showcasing the “what” –
lifters breaking records at meets – but few have shown the story of “how” and “why” the lifter set a record. I’m hoping to begin sharing the how/why story now.