A practical way to strengthen the deadlift… and to become more proficient (stronger) at picking up something off the floor. This modified sumo deadlift setup resembles the well known stance that is assumed when helping someone move: the Pick Up the Heavy Couch Stance.
You know the drill… crouch down (ugh, I wish this were an Ikea modular sofa), get the heels on the ground (hard to do with such a low grip position… especially in the flip-flops you wore purposely to get out of having to move anything heavy but you are the strongest looking one in the group), tighten the midline (since CrossFit, you now know what that means)… then the familiar mantra…”PICK IT UP.” Thank God that in a CrossFit class that moving it through the doorway, down the stairs, and into the Prius is not part of your responsibility, but of course it helps with that too!
|The Pick Up the Couch Deadlift|
Weighted pull ups
In honor of “Jeremy“
Three rounds, 21-15- and 9 reps, for time of:
95 pound Overhead squats
Post times and scaling to journals.