This straightforward deadlift plan will add 100 pounds to your max in six weeks.
Powerbuilding transcends lifting to ungodly levels. It’s a philosophy. Any workouts I prescribe on this page need more than the right math to work properly.
The caveat to all my programs is always the same. Unless you’re looking for a war when you go into the gym and you’re ready to attack the iron, it won’t work. This is doubly true for the off-season deadlift program I’ve got for you this month. You’re going to deadlift twice a week for four weeks, working up to 80% of your new target PR each time. After a deload in the fifth week, in which you’ll do some lift lifting or other recreational physical activity, you’ll be primed to hit your new PR in Week 6.
In addition to requiring a warrior’s mentality, this program demands that you eat a lot and get plenty of sleep to ensure proper recovery. Bear down and get after it. A 100 pound strength gain is just a few short weeks away.
Six Week Max Out
- Days 1 and 2 must be two days apart
- Use percentages of your new desired one-rep max (1RM) not your existing max.
- Use our calculators to find out your percentage of your 1 rep max
- Always use 135 and 225 during the warmup sets. Record every weight you use in Week 1. Add 10 pounds to every working set each week through Week 4. Take Week 5 from deadlifting, then test in Week 6.
Bottom-Half Deadlift – Pull The weight to just above the knees.
Rack Pull – A top-half deadlift set on the pins of a power rack.