Training week 4/3: Progress

By Elliot Coulombe Woznica

Published 4/7/2022

Deadlifts: Then v. Now

If you’ve read my previous blog post, you’ll know that I recently switched up my deadlift form. It wasn’t anything big, but I moved my feet slightly more outward to achieve a more upright position off of the ground. Yesterday, I had the privilege of trying out this new form for the second time. In my opinion, it was a great success. Below is a video of my heavy single, 405lbs, from yesterday:

Following my most recent meet, my best ever deadlift in competition was 402lb, and in training it was 424 lbs. With both of those under my belt, 405lbs has never moved like this. After consulting with my coach, we agreed that this form has a lot of potential. I couldn’t be happier.

Moving Forward

As with any change in life, this new deadlift form is going to take some getting used to. Yes, 405lbs moved extremely well. With that being said, there are still a lot of cueing and mobility issues that I’d like to iron out before I’m 100% confident in my technique. Moving forward, I’m scheduled to have another heavy single at 420lbs next week on Wednesday (likely to be part of the subject, if not the entire subject of next week’s post). Then, following that, me and my coach are going to ramp things up and work up to a heavy single around 460lbs over the following month. If all of this training is fruitful, my competition total could see a potential increase of 60lbs in July… JUST FROM MY DEADLIFT. lol. What a ways we’ve come. As always, thank you for reading. Hopefully you could pull something from this!

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