Monday, July 30, 2007

Joe pulls 517 easy

Joe has been on fire lately and his deadlift forma nd strength are really peaking right on time. We have really spent ALOT of time working on proper form: linking to the bar through the hips, wedging,creating tension,taking up slack and, very importantly speed work.It is really paying of big as Joe pulled and easy 517 lb PR.
Joe really underscores the importance of being square, plumb and neutral as an athlete. Joe can handle big workloads and intensities and still recover fast as he is so symmetrical. The guy is just a horse and has just barely tapped the surface of his strength. If we had just gotten this in September I would have been happy.

450 warmup

495 five plates.

517 all time PR!


Aaron Friday said...

Extremely nice! Does anyone else at the TSC pull that much weight?

Mark Reifkind said...

we'll see,lol.he should pull 540 if he has a good day.

Aaron Friday said...

Joe's a lock. Keep him healthy.

Kettlebell Lady said...

wow..he makes it look so easy.

Mark Reifkind said...

kettlebell lady,

thats what strong looks like, lol.

Brett Jones said...

Nice pulling Joe!

Joefitness said...

Thank you Rif for the feedback, kind words and of course most important the program design, direction and coaching on the things you mentioned.

And thank you to everyone for the feedback. If you just look at the process behind the program and the coach tips Rif mentions you can see why I have had such success.

There is a method to the madness, this must be remember and I thank Mark for teaching me this

Keats Snideman CSCS, LMT, NMT said...

Wow, looks like Joe's got a lot more in the tank! Very crisp and solid form.

Mark Reifkind said...


thanks for stopping by. we've been working form harder than anything for quite awhile.

Franz Snideman said...

Rif, you and Joe have done some incredible work together. With your knowledge and experience and his genetic potential, that adds up to me quite a package!

Congratulations to you both you and Joe!

BJ Bliffert said...

Very nice work guys. Vey nice pull, Joe.

Made it look easy!


Dustin Silveri, RKC said...

is it me or is 517.... not his best... he didnt struggle

517 is a just a bridge to a heavier pull. good job