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    You mentioned on your video “a new baseline for military strength” that you’d recommend a 2x Bodyweight deadlift and 75% Bodyweight press in order to get out of basic training. Were those numbers for singles or sets of 5?

    Thank you, oh Pink Maestro

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    Jul 2007
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  3. #3
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    Jul 2013
    Kent, UK


    I remember either reading or listening to an interview with Matt Wenning about strength training for the military. I don't think his thoughts are that different from yours.

    Anyway, he was training some Navy Seals or some such unit, and one of the officers was calling his men beasts because they were managing to deadlift 180kg. For some reason, Matt had his girlfriend with him who also trained, and he told her to go and pick the bar up. They had to raise their standards for "beast" after that.


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