A long-desired goal: twice-bodyweight deadlift

I weigh 57 kg and tonight I deadlifted 115 kg, twice, for two single lifts. It was the first time I’ve lifted twice my weight. My weight was 60 kg for several years and I never got to 120 on the deadlift, but now that I’m on a whole-foods high-protein diet I’ve lost 3 kg in the past seven weeks. So, I was able to meet my twice-bodyweight goal halfway. I am determined to lift 120 in the next three months.

After getting a bit out of the workout routine in 2008, and paying the price in reduced fitness, I’ve been more disciplined this year and feel like I’ve come back to where I should be and can move forward with confidence.