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Punishing Deadlift Workouts for CrossFit Athletes that Love Hard Challenges

The deadlift is a vital compound strength exercise that targets the whole body. It should be a regular exercise in your strength training, but here are 7 ways to mix the lift into your WODs as well.

There are many versions of the deadlift out there. Deadlift variations include:

  1. Normal Deadlift
  2. Romanian Deadlift
  3. Sumo Deadlift
  4. Deadstop Deadlift
  5. Dumbbell Deadlift
  6. Kettlebell Deadlift
  7. Single Leg Deadlifts
  8. Deficit Deadlift
  9. Banded Deadlift
  10. Deadlift from rack

For many athletes the deadlift is the exercise in which they can lift the most weight.

Technique Tip: Never round your back as this can lead to serious injury.

Here is an excellent video tutorial from Ben Bergeron to help you perfect your technique

Here are 5 common mistakes to avoid

Deadlift Workouts

1. Cpl Donald M. Marler

A benchmark Hero Chipper in honour of an American soldier. It is similar to the benchmark workout Filthy Fifty.

Chipper means you just through the list as fast as possible. You must finish the amount of reps for each exercise before moving to the next one.

For time:

  • 66 Deadlifts 110 lb
  • 66 Box jumps
  • 66 Kettlebell swings 1.5 pood
  • 66 Knees to elbows
  • 66 Sit ups
  • 66 Pull ups
  • 66 Thrusters 55lb
  • 66 Wallballs shots 20 lb
  • 66 Burpees
  • 66 Double unders


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