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    Sticky: Smashed deadlift PR

    Due to a prior back injury, I’ve been making slower progress on deadlift than other lifts, with my last 1RM of 260. Yesterday, I finally bought a lifting belt, so I decided to try 265 and got THREE...
  • Sorry to hear. Best wishes for a smooth recovery.

    Sorry to hear.
    Best wishes for a smooth recovery.
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    Nice PR!

    Nice PR!
  • I wouldn’t take “preventionary” meds, but I would...

    I wouldn’t take “preventionary” meds, but I would get the colonoscopy. Colon cancer is easily preventable, but a bad thing to die from.
  • Back when I was younger, I could easily work each...

    Back when I was younger, I could easily work each muscle group 3x per week. Now in my 60’s I seem to still be able to train just as intensely at each session, but 2x per week gives me better...
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    It sounds like you are on the right track and...

    It sounds like you are on the right track and doing the right things. Congratulations!

    It is likely that working out can be its own positive spiral if you keep a log, since after such a long...
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    Yes indeed! Great work! Happy Early Birthday...

    Yes indeed! Great work!

    Happy Early Birthday wishes!!!
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    Congrats to both you and Crystal!

    Congrats to both you and Crystal!
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    Yay Crystal!!!

    Yay Crystal!!!
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    Congrats on the PRs!

    Congrats on the PRs!
  • Never tried one.

    Never tried one.
  • Great progress! Sounds like a very solid program!

    Great progress!
    Sounds like a very solid program!
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    Amen to that!

    Amen to that!
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    Congrats on the great PRs!

    Congrats on the great PRs!
  • I had a retinal issue when holding my breath...

    I had a retinal issue when holding my breath during deadlifts. Fortunately I recovered, and don’t hold my breath anymore. I’m lifting heavier now and haven’t had a recurrence.

    I would get a second...
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    Nice thread!

    Nice thread!
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    Great thread! I’m glad to learn more about the...

    Great thread! I’m glad to learn more about the biomechanics of the close-elbow bench press. (It’s not really “reverse grip” for me, since I use dumbbells and a neutral grip. I can feel the upper pec...
  • Wow. All great!!!

    Wow. All great!!!
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    Very impressed with your curl numbers!

    Very impressed with your curl numbers!
  • Congrats on 126 lbs!

    Congrats on 126 lbs!
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