The Deadlift From Hell

Exercise of the Week

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The deadlift: It’s mean, it’s brutal, and it’s powerfully
effective at building strength, muscle, and testicular fortitude.
But believe it or not, the deadlift can get even tougher and more
effective.

Coach Charles Poliquin calls it the platform snatch-grip
deadlift
. We call it one of the most challenging exercises this
side of the Mississippi. Or the other side.

Coach Poliquin says that this is his number one go-to exercise
when he needs to get an athlete muscled up fast. The idea here is
to get a large range of motion by standing on a four-inch platform and using the wide snatch-grip.

If you think about it, this is the opposite of the sumo
deadlift, which shortens the range of motion. Likewise, some
powerlifters will lift in ballet shoes to shorten the ROM. What we
want to do here is lengthen it, making the whole body work
harder. The snatch grip and platform will take care of
that.

Hellacious exercise, heavenly results in size and strength. Give
it a shot!