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That's 335 at 185 pounds of body weight. It shattered my previous PR by 20 pounds and matched my all-time best straight-bar DL. I felt like I had a lot of poundage left in me, but I hit a very solid PR and just cut it there. I can get more later.
Previously I pulled 315 at 180 pounds back in January. That matched my all-time PR pulled almost 8 years before. I pulled 315 on 4/3, and it was tough. I failed, needed to back off, and put on a belt, and then work my way back up to 315 and had nothing left in the tank.
Today it was just easy. I pulled:
5 x 155
2 x 205
2 x 245
1 x 295
1 x 315
Then I briefly failed on 335. I got set and started to pull and it broke the floor, but I realized I'd taken a too-wide stance and that forced me to roll forward onto my toes. I just stopped right there. I took less than a minute to re-set and pulled the rep in the video:
1 x 335 (with belt)
Pushing up the bar, and making Mike Guadango change record board listing:
335 isn't a very heavy deadlift for many people. For me, it's a significant PR and it shows me how far I've come.
I've got an eye on eventually pulled 365 at 182.5 pounds or less body weight - a double body weight deadlift.
I'd list credits of the people I need to thank for but the list would be too long. At the very least I need to mention three: John for getting me to pull 315 and 335 back in the day so I knew it was there in me now, Tom for constantly telling me to get after it and get it, and Mike for bringing me from trouble walking right to pulling a PR with room to spare.