John Dill walked into Outlaw almost 5 years ago. He was fresh out of a stint in 2nd Ranger Battalion, had taken a job working in a cubicle, and needed a place to train so he didn’t didn’t go completely crazy in the civilian world. He’s been my brother since the first time we drank Jameson together, and has always been one of the strongest pound-for-pound bastards I’ve ever met.
We talked about the lift below for years. Neither of us thought it was possible for a sub-200# guy, while maintaining any sort of fitness, and not using gear. We were wrong.
This is truly a proud moment.
John Dill – 600# Deadlift @ 190# BW:
As a side note: John is an experienced competitive powerlifter, and the Outlaw Power Head Coach. We don’t care about your opinion on the rounding of his upper thoracic. The reality is that the majority of “roundness” you see is John’s massive upper back musculature, which you tend to develop on the way to pulling 600#.
1) Clean & Jerk: 2rm – 1X1@ 95%, 1X1 @ 90%
2) Jerk from blocks: 5 singles @ 100% of max from #1 + 5-10#
1a) 4X5 Behind the neck Push Press (Clean grip) – heaviest possible, rest 90 sec.
1b) 3XME C2B Pull-ups – rest 90 sec.
*Sequence ends on 4th set of PP.
12 DB Shoulder to OH 60/40#
9 DB Shoulder to OH 60/40#
7 DB Shoulder to OH 60/40#