On October 23rd, Omar Isuf put out a 500lbs deadlift challenge on his YouTube Channel. It motivated me to participate, however at that time I had never Deadlifted 500lbs. The closest I had come was with 485lbs sumo stance, and even with that I had a healthy amount of fear.
This was the exact kind of push I needed to go ahead and pull a 500lbs lift. I felt strong and I knew I could do it, however that FIVE HUNDRED was causing a mental block.
So I said f*ck it. I’m going to go for it on Monday (Oct. 28th). I hit my main milestone for the year and in fact, I ripped 2 reps of 505lbs. The second rep was unexpected. I felt like I could get it so I went for it.
It gives me goose bumps just blogging about it.
I decided later that week I would give the 500lbs rep challenge a try. It ends on November 15th.
Today is November 14th.
So here I am now, writing about doing deadlifts with 500lbs for multiple reps. A personal challenge, an event for myself. Feeling nervous but excited at the same time.
I feel very confident I’ll get 4 reps, but I feel like I have a 70% chance of getting 7 reps.I’ll record everything I post a video to my YouTube Channel. This blog post is mainly for meditative purposes.