My coach recently put me on one of the hardest deadlift programs out there around 7 weeks ago.
When I first started, my deadlift was 108kg/238lbs. Throughout the 7 weeks there was many tears shed, lots of penguin walks and much over eating to be had.
At the beginning of this week I pulled 125kg/275lbs from the floor. Thats a 17kg/37lb difference!!
The program is a 3 day program consisting of alternating weeks with different rep schemes and weight increases every fortnight. The first and third day consists of an increasing rep scheme at a single weight. The second day is 15 reps for 5 sets at a lighter weight than the other days.
I cannot count the number of times I would be on the ground just lying there not wanting to get up and doing the next set. Not only was it physically exhausting, but mentally too.
When I got to my higher weight sets, I was popping sweets just for a glucose boost!
Through the glucose boosting, I found my new favourite sweets in gummie Lifesavers (and they literaly were!)
I am starting my new program on Monday and I am looking forward to it. Sure im still apprehensive about the amount of weight I need to pick up, but I know I am going to love it at the same time.
If you have experienced a ridiculous program like this let me know, or if you have any recommendations for sweets leave a comment!