Article Benedikt Magnusson Deadlift Routine


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4 Jul 2011
Benedikt Magnusson deadlift routine, as told by Stefán Sölvi

Week A

Deadlift warm up to about 80%
80% 8 set x 2 reps
Platform deadlift about 3-4 inch high
Train with weights from 40-70%
4-6 sets x 4 reps Speed!
Then go down to about 40-50% 2 set x 8 reps

Week B

Deadlift. Work up to 3 rep max.
Platform deadlift about 3-4inch high
With weights from 50-75%
4-6 sets x 3-5 reps Speed
Then go down to about 50% for 2 sets x 8 reps

Week C

Jeff Jet Method Deadlift …When you do Jeff Jet Method deadlift you start by doing a rack pull. Then your training partners take the rack away and you go down and then up! Then your partners put the rack back in! The rep starts up by your thighs then you go down and up again ( I hope you get it )

A guy from America told us about this. His name is Jeff Jet. We started doing this because pretty much everything me and Benedikt can pull up we can do more reps! So we thought this would be a great way to do work with much more weight to shock the body! It worked!

Jeff Jet Method Deadlift – Go up in 1-3 reps max ( Do what the day allows!! )
Platform deadlift about 3-4 inch high
4 sets x 4-6 reps with weights from 50-60%

We train deadlift every week. The last 3 or 4 workouts before a meet we just do regular deadlift off the floor and work in singles. We never go heavier than the starting weight at the meet though. Remember the day of the meet is the day you want to be the strongest!

Here is a video of Benedikt Magnusson hitting a world record 1100 pounds in the Hummer Deadlift at the 2008 Arnold Classic Strongman:

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