Tip: Master the Double Kettlebell Deadlift

Jack up your deadlifting volume without jacking up your spine. Try this.

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I'm a big fan of deadlifting more than once a week, but that doesn't mean we have to be a hero and load the barbell heavy each and every time... or use a barbell at all.

I have to give props to Artemis Scantalides for helping me see the value in the 2-kettlebell deadlift. It's a great option when you want to ramp up deadlifting volume without crushing the spine, and it really helps you learn to appreciate just how important upper back tension/lat engagement is.

I normally don't like programming more than 5-6 reps on the deadlift because fatigue tends to put a damper on technique. However, this is a variation where I'm not shy to go as high as 10-12 reps per set, assuming you can maintain appropriate form.