Last night’s WOD included working on our 1RM deadlift. My last recorded deadlift (most recent) was a 3RM @ 200lbs. So my goal for my 1RM was 215lbs. I shared my goal with the girls at the gym and they insisted that 215lbs was too light and that I should aim heavier. I wasn’t sure and remained pessimistic.
Once I reached 205lbs, I realized there was still room to add weight. I just wasn’t sure how much room. I increased to 215lbs and 225lbs. Others insisted that the lift still looked easy so I went up to 235lbs. I stopped there as my lift started to slow down, but coach assured me that I actually still had more room to go heavier.
It felt great to push myself and surpass my original goal. Next PR goal: 250lbs
Here a video with my deadlift @ 225lbs.