I am going to categorize the deadlifts into 3 groups for our gym.
Group 1: 225/155 is between 50 and 60% of your 1RM. This is a select group, owing to the fact that the men’s range of 1RM is 450 – 380 and women’s is 310 – 255. If you are in this group, you have a number of options. One is do 5x11, or something like 15-10-10-10-10. The deadlifts for this group will take 2 to 4 minutes
Group 2: 225/155 is between 65-80% of your 1RM. This is probably the category where a majority of our members will fall into. Men’s 1RM is 350 - 275. Womens is 235-190. The stronger end of this group could do something like 10 and then 9 sets of 5. Or, 11x5 the whole way. The goal of this group is try and avoid doing singles. Using the bounce from the floor is an advantage in the deadlift. The deadlifts for this group will take 4-7 minutes.
Group 3: 225/155 is between 85-100% of your 1RM. For this group, the 55 deadlifts is your one and only concern for this workout. They are going to be heavy and there are a lot of them in one set. These may be tough singles or doubles and triples the whole way. Tara’s 1RM is 160 and she got through the 55 reps with time to spare. You’ll have 13 minutes to work on them
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