When I first started lifting weights I did full lifts. I didn’t get much from them. Maybe this was due to ignorance. I did Weider, York, HIT, etc. They all worked equally ineffectively. Then I got fed up and made a power rack, then I made 40 of them. I tested them by putting heavy weights on them and lifting heavy weights. The only way I could lift heavy weights was by doing partials. After testing the racks for 7 years I got very good at partials. My trap bar lift had previously been at 130 kg, but without any practice on the full lift I now did 180 kg. This convinced me that there was something to doing partials.
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You will no doubt wonder why I have not posted in a while. Perhaps you have been suffering withdrawal symptoms from my lack of posts, probably your life will be empty of purpose.
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193 kg × 4
Whenever my back needs a rest I do Good Mornings.
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227 kg (32 + 2×40 + 2×20 + 6×10 + 2×5 + 2×2½)
Parallel Grip Deadlift
For the past 2 years my goal for the above parallel grip deadlift (performed on the 2/4 Bar) was 500 lbs (227 kg). I achieved this on the 2nd Jan 2016. Of course that is not the end; 250 kg, 227 kg × 10, etc., will be next.
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