300 lb deadlift returns, post-surgery

Discussion in 'Barbell' started by Anna C, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Anna C

    Anna C More than 5000 posts Elite Certified Instructor

    Some of you know about my kidney donation surgery in June this year. I followed my doctor's instructions "no lifting more than 20 lb" for 6 weeks. Then, I started training again. Slow (started deadlifting 75 lb), then moderate (adding 5-10 lb per session), linear progression, bringing me into the 200 lb range for deadlift sets, along with other lifts. Then this week and last with my coach @Bill Been's guidance, some heavier singles prepping/peaking for the TSC next Saturday, where I hope to do even better than this. As you can see it's not a max effort so I think I have a heavier one in store after an easy week next week.

    This combined with a 62 mile bike ride completed a few weeks ago, says my surgery recovery is complete and it's onward and upward from here! The body's adaptation and healing capacity is amazing...

  2. Philippe Geoffrion

    Philippe Geoffrion More than 500 posts

    Awesome work @Anna C!! I know you'll rock the TSC! (Does that rhyme??)
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  3. mrdave100

    mrdave100 Double-Digit Post Count

    That's great to hear Anna!! Hope you continue to improve!!
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  4. LoriLifts

    LoriLifts More than 2500 posts

    Good job!
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    Kiacek More than 500 posts

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  7. Jeff Roark

    Jeff Roark Triple-Digit Post Count

    super strong and smoking guns!
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    ShawnM More than 2500 posts

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