By BJ Gaddour
Ever watch a Strongman competition on TV? It starts with huge guys picking up something super heavy from the floor. They deadlift.
And that’s exactly what I want you to do today. But I’m not talking about your standard barbell deadlift in a squat rack. I want you to perform alternating single-arm sumo deadlifts for 100 reps (50 reps per side) in as little time as possible.
By changing arms every single rep, you’ll be able to stay in constant motion and use a heavier load than you would if you performed all your reps on one side first. This allows for a better fat loss and muscle-building stimulus.
Plus, the asymmetrical load will work your obliques and spinal erectors more than if you held the weight in both hands.
Since you’re doing such a high volume, stick with the sumo version—which involves setting your feet more than shoulder-width apart—because it’s easier on your lower back.
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