Deadlifts, one rep max, how often?
A while ago i was contemplating taking gear again (am 44), but then thought id hang on, give it one last massive (all guns blazin) effort to see if i could really make a difference, put some muscle on. Upped my calories (shopping bill went up by £20 a week), lowered cardio to a tickover, bought some creatine. Been concentrating heavily on squats and deadlift, i do flat bench press with dumbells, im a bit wary going too mad there, had a shoulder impingement op a few years ago, its beginning to niggle again (bastard)
Also, having been a moaning git about backpain (relentlessly) since the age of 26, ive always been wary of deadlifts, but strangely enough, since doing deadlifts my back seems to have gained a new lease of life.
Anyways, since starting on this little endevour, ive gone from 13stone to 13/7 (not all muscle, jeans have gone tighter), but there as been a significant increase in strength, probably due to the extra calories and creatine. Three weeks ago i beat my one rep max deadlift (210 kilo, ano, piece of piss to some of you guys lol), then this week i added another 5 kilo either side. Its becoming a bit of a fixation, making training that bit more focused, but whens it become too much?. Its a bit addictive.
Wondering if any of you guys have any thoughts?, ive been reading on the internet that some folk only go for one rep max three times a year.
post edited by SeanR - 2014/12/16 18:29:53