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Andy Bolton’s Latest Deadlift Routine

Andy Bolton recently wrote about his current deadlift routine:

Just wanted to tell you about how I’ve been training my Deadlift for the past month.

It’s a bit different to how I’ve done it in the past…

And it’s made me feel like an absolute machine when I approach the bar to pull 🙂

With my friend Gerry McNamara’s help, the following plan was devised:

Week 1: 60% x 2 x 3

Week 2: 65% x 2 x 3

Week 3: 70% x 2 x 3

Week 4: Work up to a very heavy single from the floor and then pull a very heavy single from blocks (or the pins in a power rack), starting from just above the knee…

Here’s the details you need to know before you attempt this:

– On week’s 1, 2 and 3 use 10 to 20kg of chain per side of the bar

– On week 4, use straight weight

– On week 4 use a double overhand grip and STRAPS (this works the Hamstrings hard. Try it and you’ll see what I mean)

Pull every rep as explosively as possible

– Although I never used to think there was much value in pulling from above the knee, I have come to the conclusion that IT IS useful to get your body ready for handling increased loads from the floor

Give this program a try and let me know how you get on.

It’s working like GOLD for me and my training partners.

Talk to you soon,

Andy B.

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