The Magnusson & Ortmayer deadlift routine has been gaining popularity on the internet for quite a bit now.
Personally, we have gone through the program and so have a number of clients we work with which many have made pretty impressive gains.
It uses three four-week blocks. The block week of each block consists of a repeat of the highest intensity of the last.
The second and third block increase, while the fourth block is reserved for a loading/rest week.
We approached the program, in the same way, the hardcore crew guys approached this program by using 90% of their 1 Rep-Max to calculate loads.
There are several reasons for doing so. Unless you’re a full-time powerlifter that Magnusson & Ortmayer both were.
You will also be focusing your training efforts in different places, this means your ability to recover will be incredibly different than these two beasts.
Another part that is important is getting through the program without failing even once.
We advise people to run the program twice with a 2-3 month gap if possible in between. You would be able to concentrate your efforts on developing your Deadlift technique and lower body strength in different movements.
But that is just a general suggestion, you are free to pound through these if you wish. Just add a multi & some creatines and you are set to go.
Note: Weight is based off a projected Max of 600 Lbs.
If your max is 500 Lbs, your starting weight on week 1 will begin with 350 lbs. You would then adjust poundages from there.