Wanted to share the e-mail I got. Big props to Jamie for this guys progress as well..........
How´s it going man?
I´m glad to see the blog running so well. It seems that more and more people are seeing how valuable the stuff you write is. Awesome, keep it up.
Also, the podcasts with Jamie are just fucking fantastic.
Anyways, I´m just writing to give you a little update on my deadlift progress. I´ve hit a huge PR and I´m stoked.
After reading your stuff about how begginers could and should lift with higher frequency and after applying some stuff from Jamie´s deadlifting series, I started to pull more often.
I had a goal of pulling 4 plates till July, and since I felt I had it, I went after it this saturday.
Pulled some 5s, some triples and then loaded the bar with 405.
Guess what? It fucking flew up.
I was shocked at how fast it went up, so I loaded the bar with 20 more pounds. Bam ! Easy stuff.
It was still feeling easy, so I went for 435. Took a deep breath and fucking destroyed it.
I was pretty tired after it, but I might have 440-445 fresh.
Just wanted to thank you, since your writings played a huge part on me hitting this goal.
August 2011 - started training at 121 pounds BW, malnourished, couldn´t Incline Press the bar for 8 reps.
June 2012 - 435 deadlift at 163 pounds BW.