The Deadlift


“The Deadlift is unrivalled in its simplicity and impact while unique in its capacity for increasing head-to-toe strength.  Regardless of whether your fitness goals are to “rev up” your metabolism, increase strength or lean body mass, decrease body fat, rehabilitate your back, improve athletic performance or maintain functional independence as a senior, the deadlift is a marked shortcut to that end.”

From “the Deadlift” by Crossfit Founder Greg Glassman, Crossfit Journal August 2003

Strength Focus

5 sets of each exercise, alternating between the two

A) Deadlift   5 reps

B) Banded Knee extension

Then Review

Sumo Deadlift High Pull technique   3 sets of 5

Push Press technique    3 sets of 5


Conditioning Workout

In partners, working for 10 minutes or complete 3 rounds each

100m row

10 KB Sumo Deadlift high pull

10 KB Push Press (scale to scaled push-up)




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