One of my clients just repping out 255lbs x 15 reps at under 165lbs bodyweight (video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B5ATpI9jFvA/)
We nailed the water. She came in under 165 for this competition. Over the course of the year we got her to clock in 20lbs lighter. The estimated 1RM is 380-400lbs. Because there are different energy systems for different duration efforts, a 1RM calculation becomes a little inaccurate after a 5RM. Nonetheless, to be 20lbs lighter and have moved the objective deadlift weight UP over the course of a year is spectacular. Moreover, here’s yet another example of how heavy lifting doesn’t just wantonly pile size onto a woman. She got LIGHTER. Intermediate-to-advanced lifters ought to be like this, in excess of 2x bodyweight for deadlift.
Just incredible work for @kateolaf. Give her some kudos, keeping in mind that she is not only a high compliance hard worker in fitness, but also involved in about ten other demanding pursuits at any given moment (ie - firefighting, boxing charity fundraiser, language study, multiple musical disciplines, etc.)