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    Default Why does my deadlift feel too heavy 'too early'? 2nd attempt on 330lbs.

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    Hi,

    My deadlifts feel too heavy, yet they're relatively light. Doesn't feel right to struggle (and fail) on 330lbs deadlift. I figured that form might be a problem(?). Is it that bad, that it's the thing holding me back?

    Previously got rid of next problems: a) Bar rolling forward before it breaks off the ground. b) Reduced time between reps, my deadlift videos used to be over 1:05 minutes long. c) Now I'm trying to pull more extension from my back, though I notice that on last rep I could make my back a lot tighter in starting position.

    Deadlift 330lbs 150kg 29.02.2024 - YouTube - video. Set was done on light squat day.

    I failed previous 330lbs deadlift session, got only 4 reps, was fighting for 5th, got it to knees, tried to at least "Double move" it, but failed. Don't have video of it unfortunately.

    I'm 18/6'2"/218lbs, gained ~26-28lbs since started the program. It's 2nd workout of 12th week. Currently alternating DL/PC, and added a light squat day previous week.

    1)Rest ~8 mins between last warmup and working set. 2) Adding 2.5kg (5.5lbs), 3) Right now struggling with with food, getting maybe 3.5k cal, when normally I eat 1-1.5k more, 9 hours uninterrupted good sleep.
    SQ: 280lbs 3x5
    Bench: 220lbs 3x5
    DL: 330lbs 1x5
    Press: 125lbs 3x5
    PC: 155lbs 5x3.

    Thank you

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    It doesn't make any difference the way the weight feels. When you're pulling 500 x 5, it will feel the same heavy. Right now you are severely underweight. Add a gallon of milk a day, starting this afternoon.

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    Hi, Mark.

    Thank you for answering. I know that it's supposed to be heavy, but I thought it's way too heavy as I've already failed it. I thought it might be form problem, but if it's not I will eat harder...
    I, very unfortunately, can't afford GOMAD. Milk is mad expensive in Norway (2.6$ for liter is cheapest I could find). I'm trying my best with rice, macaroni and pork/salmon. Yes salmon is cheaper than milk

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    Donít take three breaths in the hole. One breath, squeeze and pull. When the weight gets actually heavy, these long pauses will cause you to miss reps.

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