Zane Geeting, Tuesday night DL training. Off night



I’m currently training to make my comeback to the platform at the XPC finals, at the Arnold Classic this March. Between now and then I’ll be doing Dan Dalenberg’s push/pull meet here in MI, this Jan.


This was unfortunately, a bad session for me. While I think most would agree that deadlift can be the most hit and miss of the powerlifts, I hate to have a bad session, especially because its typically my best lift. The long and short of  it is that my back was out and I knew it long before I got to the gym, but I had no chance to correct the issue through stretching or an adjustment. To compound the problem I had worked a longer than usual day and was getting to the gym 45 minutes late, with little time to warm-up properly.

Here’s what I did:

Warm up

Bird dogs


Glute bridges


warm up to 495, then working set of…


– I was supposed to have done two triples here, and it was supposed to be super light. While I certainly didn’t struggle with it by any stretch of the imagination, it did feel much heavier than it should have, and my lower back was f-cked after the set. There would be no more pulling without the risk of injury. This also put a stop to the rack pulls I was going to do next.

Moving along…

McGill chins

12 singles

Rack rows

3 sets of 10 up to 275

DOH shrugs

3×10 @315

Hammer curls

3×10 up to 60 lb. DB’s

Neck machine

3×15-20 up to 50 lbs.


-The accessory work went fine, but I was very discouraged about the pulling. Honestly though, this has happened to me many times in the past. One week 550 will feel sh-tty and heavy, the next week 650+ will feel smooth and light. So, I’ll get stretched out, adjusted, and ready for the coming work.

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Zane Geeting

Zane Geeting is a pro multi-ply powerlifter with best lifts of a 935 squat, 625 bench, and 765 deadlift. He is coming back to competitive PL after a year and a half layoff that was a result of several serious injuries including a severe rupture of the right pec that could not be repaired. Zane has an extremely busy schedule that would make most people quit before Friday. He works 55+ hours a week as a finance manager. As a renaissance man, he is also currently restoring a 140 year-old farmhouse and maintaining a hobby farm. Despite all this, Zane still finds time to train 2-3 times per week, as well as coach other lifters.  
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