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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernLifter View Post
    You are not doing the program, ergo, you eat poorly. Or you eat poorly, ergo, you are not adding weight on the bar as itīs supposed to be.

    You already know what you have to do, right?

    If not, ask me what part you don't understand.
    Not fully. I still don't understand why my deadlift stalled while my squat is still increasing. It is funny because each squat session is HARD and yet I am still able to increase by 5lb next time. Something strange happened recently though. As I approached 2 plates either side (i.e. 100kg) on my squat, I started using hip drive way more than before and my hamstrings and glutes started getting pumped after squatting. I think this might be the key to increasing my deadlift. Also I was doing deadlifts every session (yes I was not following the program) and increasing by 5lb each time. Could these be the reasons why it stalled before I was able to hit 3 plates either side (140kg)?

    Also by "not adding weight properly" I assume you mean not using fractional plates on bench and OH press? I haven't stalled on bench yet but I have started using fractional plates on those exercises.

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    Tell us about your deadlift grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Tell us about your deadlift grip.
    I use an alternate grip with my right hand supinated (I am right handed).

    I find it strange that my right hand always fatigues first. I end up gripping the bar with my finger tips. My left hand is completely solid and never fatigues. Also the grip of my right hand becomes very weak for a few days, e.g. I can't pinch things or crumble sea salt flakes using my right hand.

    As I said I was deadlifting every session and increasing 5lb each time.

    Any advice would be appreciated. I am waiting for the blue book to arrive so if your advice is to read the book I will do that as soon as possible.

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    Start using straps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Start using straps.
    Ok will do, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathgainer View Post
    Not fully. I still don't understand why my deadlift stalled while my squat is still increasing. It is funny because each squat session is HARD and yet I am still able to increase by 5lb next time. Something strange happened recently though. As I approached 2 plates either side (i.e. 100kg) on my squat, I started using hip drive way more than before and my hamstrings and glutes started getting pumped after squatting. I think this might be the key to increasing my deadlift. Also I was doing deadlifts every session (yes I was not following the program) and increasing by 5lb each time. Could these be the reasons why it stalled before I was able to hit 3 plates either side (140kg)?

    Also by "not adding weight properly" I assume you mean not using fractional plates on bench and OH press? I haven't stalled on bench yet but I have started using fractional plates on those exercises.

    Hey, I lost it. Sorry. i got involev in many threads.

    In the other post, you told you stalled at 275 lb. What happened when you tried 280 ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernLifter View Post
    Hey, I lost it. Sorry. i got involev in many threads.

    In the other post, you told you stalled at 275 lb. What happened when you tried 280 ????
    I stalled at 300lb (137.5kg) not 275. I was only able to do 3 reps every time I tried 137.5kg, so I decreased by 10% and am now on 135kg. I have not stalled yet and am using straps now. Hopefully I can break through the 140kg barrier this time.

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