Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

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Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

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Hahaha! Yeah, this.
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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by Alfred_E._Neuman » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:34 pm

Everything up to 380kg was flying off the floor. Even 400 didn't look like a struggle.
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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by SubClaw » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:38 am

For a moment I misread the topic: "Tom Furman - 4xBW Deadlift".

And then I thought: "nice! But... how hard can be pulling like 220 lbs. from the floor?" :finga: :finga: :finga:

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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by Blaidd Drwg » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:45 pm

Very smooth.
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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by climber511 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:57 pm

Dang! He could at the least make it "look" hard :). That's some strong stuff there.

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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by Bob Wildes » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:41 pm

That strong 'sumbitch' used to be skinny as a a rail. He has some noticeable muscle at 100 KG.

Wasn't he a sprinter when he was a wee lad?
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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by WildGorillaMan » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:36 pm

Holy fucking shit.
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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by TerryB » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:23 am

Not sumo.

Not interested.
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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by Bud Charniga's grape ape » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:15 am

Woof.

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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

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TerryB wrote:Not sumo.

Not interested.

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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by Luke » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:53 am

Bob Wildes wrote:That strong 'sumbitch' used to be skinny as a a rail. He has some noticeable muscle at 100 KG.

Wasn't he a sprinter when he was a wee lad?

Yep I think he was. Runner of some repute anyway.

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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by Beer Jew » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:48 am

Tom started as a sprinter who lifted as a side interest in strength. By side interest, he was hitting 500lb squats, 700lb deadlifts etc.

Very powerful and explosive guy - power cleans close to 400lbs.

Started lifting entirely raw, went full equipped, and has now found a happy medium.

At one point around 3-4 years ago, he injured himself, so deloaded everything and built his lifts back up with perfect form.

From here...



To here...


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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by Really Big Strong Guy » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:16 pm

Absolutely one of the most impressive lifters I've ever seen. Unreal.
The cool thing about training is that becoming more sexy is just a side effect........

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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by Blaidd Drwg » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:03 pm

Beer Jew wrote:Tom started as a sprinter who lifted as a side interest in strength. By side interest, he was hitting 500lb squats, 700lb deadlifts etc.

Very powerful and explosive guy - power cleans close to 400lbs.

Started lifting entirely raw, went full equipped, and has now found a happy medium.

At one point around 3-4 years ago, he injured himself, so deloaded everything and built his lifts back up with perfect form.

From here...



To here...

This is important backstory. I just thought he was a super strong chap.
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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by Beer Jew » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:35 pm

To be fair he is that too...

He also recently (last year or so) stopped competing in the IPF.

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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by Beer Jew » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:52 pm

Having a look at one of Tom's old logs, I found this;
I just got a message asking about my training leading up to my first 300kg pull, and after writing it out and replying I thought seems as I'd gone to so much trouble I might as well post it here for all to see


There are a few things that contributed to my deadlift, and I'm almost frightened to tell you that the main factor was probably a combination of straight leg deadlift (no boxes or anything like that) and overtraining! (By many peoples standards)

I'm actually quite embarrassed to admit to you all that I thought this was a good idea at the time... it did however work really well...

A rough guide of what I did leading up to a 300kg deadlift from a 250 kg deadlift would be

Week 1
Tuesday - straight leg deadlift - work up to 1 set of 5 on 140kg

Friday - straight leg deadlift - work up to 1 set of 5 on 145kg

Week 2
Tuesday - straight leg deadlift - work up to 1 set of 5 on 150kg

Friday - straight leg deadlift - work up to 1 set of 5 on 155kg

Week 3
Tuesday - straight leg deadlift - work up to 1 set of 5 on 160kg

Friday - straight leg deadlift - work up to 1 set of 5 on 165kg

Week 4
Tuesday - straight leg deadlift - work up to 1 set of 5 on 170kg

Friday - straight leg deadlift - work up to 1 set of 5 on 175kg

Week 5

DELOAD!!!


Week 6
Tuesday - straight leg deadlift - work up to 1 set of 5 on 180kg

Friday - straight leg deadlift - work up to 1 set of 5 on 185kg

Week 7
Tuesday - straight leg deadlift - work up to 1 set of 5 on 190kg

Friday - straight leg deadlift - work up to 1 set of 5 on 195kg

Week 8
Tuesday - straight leg deadlift - work up to 1 set of 5 on 200kg

Friday - Conventional Deadlift - worked up to new 1rm of 260kg EASY

Week 9
Tuesday - Conventional Deadlift - 250kg x1 - 280kgx1 not so easy - not surprisingly, weak point is lockout, strong off floor

Friday - Entire body still f**ked, no training

Week 10

DELOAD!!!

Week 11
Tuesday - Conventional Deadlift - 260kg x 3

Friday - Rack Pulls below knee - 300kg x 1

Week 12
Tuesday - Conventional Deadlift - 290kg x 1

Friday - No Training

Week 13
Tuesday - Conventional Deadlift - 300kg x 1 - hardest thing i've ever done in my life, felt like it took 5 minutes.

MASSIVE DELOAD

So there you have it, 13 weeks of complete disregard for well established training principles, consolidated by an idiotic lack of respect for the effects of overtraining.

Oh, I almost forgot. I squatted Monday and Thursday as well, every week.

Would I do it again? YES. But not for a while...


Since then I've been training 'normally', I really doubt I could go through something like the above more than once a year. I've been doing a little more rack work in order to make my finishes a little more convincing, although at the moment they're still holding me back, and working on technique with relatively light weights, apart from a recent moment of madness when I was a little too excited getting into equipment for the first time.

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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:32 pm

Yeah...that shit above? Works for him. Lulz.

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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by WildGorillaMan » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:44 pm

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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:47 pm

that is some serious lifting.

but I'll echo WGM. Goddamnit.

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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by TerryB » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:30 pm

The last 4 posts make no sense to me.

What am I missing?

And what in the hell does the chubby guy squatting 400kg have to do with ANYTHIGN??
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Re: Tom Martin - 4xBW Deadlift

Post by SubClaw » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:33 am

I found interesting all those SLDLs. I guess it's not a common thing within the PL community (using it as the main hinge lift).

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