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The powerlifting GOAT, Ed Coan, designed this deadlift program for Mark Phillipi. If you’re looking to make serious deadlift gains, give this 10 week program a try. It programs the athlete to deadlift once per week. Each session includes a heavy triple followed by a high number of speed deadlift triples, then barbell shrugs.
It is recommended that you set your desired deadlift max 20 to 40 lbs above your current max. If it’s your first time running it, 20 is probably a good idea. The desired deadlift max is used to calculate the weight for the primary deadlift work, while the current deadlift max is used to calculate the weight for barbell shrugs.
Weeks 1-6 have higher volume and less rest, while weeks 7-10 dial the volume back while continuing to push the intensity to peak the deadlift.
Ed Coan Phillipi Deadlift Routine Spreadsheet