Less then two weeks ago I watched as Kasey loaded up the bar with 2 pieces of 25lbs plates on each side. I had just finished doing 8 reps of 48kg deadlifts. "Omigod.... he's not going to make me lift that much is he?" I thought to myself.
So I asked him. Are those for me? Mercifully he said no.
"That's for my overhead press. Not for you."
Oh okay. Phew!
"But you can try to deadlift it if you want." He had to add that. Sheesh. I can never resist a challenge. So I did. It didn't budge. AT ALL!!!
Two weeks later, I can lift those weights and then some.
I am proud to say that my 2RM is 150lbs. Equivalent to 68kg which is equivalent to 1.5 times my bodyweight. Cool huh?
Kasey indeed knows what he's doing. I got impatient when he didn't let me lift heavier and wanted me to work on my technique and quads instead. Indeed he knows better. And as a result, my deadlifting PR went up phenomanally. In less than two weeks.
Okay I'll stop gloating now.
p/s Just in case you're wondering who this Kasey guy is... he is my personal trainer and you can check out his blog here.