11 July 2014 (weight in pounds)
5 minutes warm-up on the rowing machine.
DL: 135x3; 225x3; 315x3; [email protected]
8% fatigue drop to one set of [email protected]
My last PR for three repetitions was 375. While training with Phil Stevens at Strength Guild I successfully pulled 405x1 but that was done with a deadlift bar. Today I got 405x1 with a regular bar. I was curious if the DL bar versus regular bar indicated increased strength so I texted Shaf who provided the reply above which I will quote below. Thanks Shaf!
I want to get back to three repetition maxes but my ego is too immature to back down from 405x1. Next week I shall attempt 405x2 and keep chipping away at it in my next cycle until I get 405x3.
OK. Saw your text at midnight. Figured I wouldn't reply then.
DL bars vs Non DL bars.
Basically, if you pull a max on a DL specific bar, then pull it on a regular gym bar, you can consider that a PR...the equipment is different. HOWEVER, there are certain types of lifters that get a LOT more out of the whippy DL bars than others. Being a regular type guy with a big ass dick, you probably have a 10-20 # difference at most. Phil S, however, may have a 30-50 lb difference, as might others. If you trained a lot with a the DL bar, you would probably increase that difference. Or if you are have a super strong surge start, the DL bar can by good to you.