A personal goal of 305lb deadlift for 5 reps has finally been reached! After two false starts and a lot of “psyching myself up”, a goal that has been looming since earlier in the year is now a fading memory. Yay, me.
Normally this kind of thing wouldn’t be shared publicly, but given the difficulty faced in passing this milestone compared to earlier weights (namely, a minor shoulder injury, and unrelated sickness causing missed workouts), it seemed worthwhile to share. The most significant barrier to break in this effort was mental, and now 400lbs seems inevitable rather than a daunting challenge. Of course, adding weight workout by workout was necessary, but actually experiencing the results is a big confidence booster.