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### Stu Ward's Progress Discussion

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:06 am
Please use this thread to discuss entries from my journal here:
http://exrx.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=20753#20753

Stu

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:17 am
hey you said you hit 3 x 285 on your dead lift? How big are you tall and weight wise? Yesterday i hit 325 lbs 5 times thats my personal best but i was aiming for a set of eight. Have you ever done a one rep max on deal lifts? I haven't not sure what weight i should put on there one rep is kinda wierd lol.

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:32 am
No, I've never tried 1RM. I was aiming for 5 on that set of 3. I'll hit it at the end of the month. I only deadlift every 2 weeks. I'm 6'2" 210#. And I'm 51 so go easy on me. :)

Here's a little chart I use to calculate my loads.

Reps CoEfficient
1 1
2 0.943
3 0.906
4 0.881
5 0.856
6 0.831
7 0.807
8 0.786
9 0.765
10 0.744
11 0.723
12 0.703
13 0.688
14 0.675
15 0.662
16 0.65
17 0.638
18 0.627
19 0.616
20 0.606

If you do 5 reps of 325, then divide 325/0.856 = 380.

You might try 1x325, 1x345, 1x365, 1x385.

Stu

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:39 am
wow awesome stu i appreciate it. I do think normally if i were doing that one rep set you recomended i could do more than 380 not sure though. I started 12 reps 250 10 reps 296 and then i tried that 325 so i was hurting at that point. Hmmm well at least your tall and I wasnt saying you were weak or anything not at all. I would rather be 6'2 to be honest. I'm 5'8" weighing around 210 wasnt blessed up and down so ill grow to the sides haha. I'll def look into that one rep max thing like you did. Thanks.

### Re: Stu Ward's Progress Discussion

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:16 am
I just updated my journal. Woo hoo!!

### Re: Stu Ward's Progress Discussion

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:31 pm
stuward wrote:I just updated my journal. Woo hoo!!
Bout time, at the Y, do they make you put on the safety collars?

I was benching and one of the staff members came and put them on, I should thank him though, I was quite angry and it helped add 5 lbs.

### Re: Stu Ward's Progress Discussion

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:15 am
No one ever mentioned collars to me. I usually use them anyway. One thing I've noticed is that every YMCA is different.

### Re: Stu Ward's Progress Discussion

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:41 am
stuward wrote:I just added it up. In the last 25 days, I've done 50 sets of deadlifts, 250 reps.
Wow. The conventional wisdom is that old guys shouldn't dead that kind of volume, yet you seem to be doing it without any problems. How are you getting away with it? How do your working weights compare to your 1RM on them?

Great job, by the way. It looks like you're making progress across the board.

### Re: Stu Ward's Progress Discussion

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:22 am
I stated out considerable lighter than normal but now I'm in my previous 5RM ballpark. I workout in the morning. I'm usually sore each afternoon and good to go by the next morning.

When I used to visit JP Fitness a lot, there was a 64 year old that was working on a challenge with a friend to be the first to deadlift 1 million pounds. He won in 2 months. At the end he was doing about 150 reps/day at 225. He started at 225 and kept putting the volume up everyday but he never put the weight up. I'm putting the weight up but keeping the volume constant.

### Re: Stu Ward's Progress Discussion

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:16 pm
those PRs in the TGU are coming on nicely Stu, I've not even tried it out yet!

My challenge to beat you to 100lbs is looking foolhardy

### Re: Stu Ward's Progress Discussion

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:05 pm
My son did 110 on the weekend so he beat met to it. I'm going to try the 95 again tomorrow.

### Re: Stu Ward's Progress Discussion

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:44 pm
you're a monster with that TGU determination.

### Re: Stu Ward's Progress Discussion

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:22 pm
You have to have a goal. You get old otherwise.

### Re: Stu Ward's Progress Discussion

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:59 am
Did my annual Battle Fitness Test yesterday, which is predominantly a 13Km weightload march
This got me interested. Is it just a thing you do personally, or is it some kind of event? How much weight was there? Did you take timing of the event?
The big problem is blisters on my feet. I get blisters every year but I changed boots this year and though they were working better but I was wrong.
Have you ever thought of taping your feet? Like put tape or even some sort of bandages to the worst blister areas. When I marched 30km last summer I had strips of tape on the worst places where I knew I'd have blisters. Worked well, not fully, but eliminated most of the nasty things. Maybe using talc might also help? I've seen it been used on inner thighs mainly, but it could work with your feet also.

### Re: Stu Ward's Progress Discussion

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:47 am
I'm in the Army and it's mandated that we do this every year. The weight is 24.5Kg and the time is 2:26:40. Weird timing but it works. We have a couple of other tests after but they're trivial.

The trouble with the march is that we keep going without stopping so there's no change to attend to the areas that hurt. If your feet get hot, usually from friction, you will get blisters. My feet were obviously moving around more in my boots than I thought they would. An extra pair of socks might have helped.