Lifting move of the week – the deadlift!

It’s that time of the week! Biked out to the gym after eating the other half of the balance bar I had yesterday. My plan was to run 1 mile on the treadmill, lift, then run 2 miles on the treadmill, but that didn’t quite happen.

I did 1 mile on the treadmill, which was fine. I got super sweaty, though. I hate lifting when I am really sweaty.

The iron:

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Deadlift 3 sets of 8 at 75# Lower body
Seated lat row 3 sets of 10 at 55# Back
Pushups 3 sets of 10 Chest
Planks 3 sets of 75-second holds Abs
Stationary Lunges 3 sets of 10 (each side) with 15# DBS (30# total) Lower body
Prone Cuban Snatch 3 sets with 10 with 8# DBS (16# total) Shoulders
Lower back extension 3 sets of 10 at 100# Low back
Bench Dips 3 sets of 10 Triceps

Phew. I was sweating profusely the whole time. While doing the plank, I watched sweat dripping off my nose onto the mass (ewwww). After that, I had no gumption to run, so I just biked home.

Lifting move of the week: The deadlift! I have shown the stiff-leg (Romanian) deadlift before, but this is the big girl one. If the squat is king, then the deadlift is queen.  Note that I use the overhand grip with both hands.  Some people do 1 underhand and 1 overhand, and I have tried that, but it isn’t comfortable for me.  Although, it makes it easier when the bar is loaded heavier.  I have done 95# and found the alternated grip easier on the hands.

I even fancied the video up a little bit. If I make you watch me right after I roll out of bed, may as well make it a little more enjoyable :mrgreen:

I was hungry when I got home and made some banana custard cream of wheat with the maple syrup and toasted pecans on top.  I really like this!

I got to work right away.  Job #2 does not require me to have any set work time, but the new account I got moved to (orthopedics) has most of the work in the early part of the day.  I really enjoy orthopedics.  It’s very interesting.  Job #1 I have a set start time for work (10 am) and have to work at least for the first hour before flexing time.

Lunch time and I wanted something fast.  Omelet with a laughing cow wedge tucked in there.  I should start new things so the blog doesn’t get boring 😀

Snack attack!  I broke for a snack at around 2:45 with an iced latte and the last of the Lindt.

Something that I have noticed this week with concentrating on snacking while cooking meals is that I have not had a binge snack all month either.  The last day where I ate too much food (other than big bike days) was on July 4th at the picnic.  Usually I have 1 or 2 days in a week where I get super snacky and nibble at night or in the afternoon.  I don’t know what is different right now, but I’ll take it.  Funny because I am under a little more stress lately, which usually makes me want to plow into the food.

I was ultra productive today and finished up in time to do some cooking!  Grilled up extra chicken for this week.

I love this Coleman grill!

Plus I was chasing another butterfly around.  They are hard to get a picture of LOL!

Some of that chicken was destined for my dinner.

Oh yes indeedy!

I’ve got my snack planned out for later:


Wearing my duathlon t-shirt.  My 2 favorite tees are my triathon shirt and the duathlon shirt!

Question:  Do you deadlift?

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21 thoughts on “Lifting move of the week – the deadlift!

  1. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    I do deadlift but only occasionally. It’s one of those moves in which my form worries me, so I’m hesitant to do it on my own. I was taught to do it with a 1-and-1 grip but on the odd days I do it now, I use an o/h grip. It feels more right, if you know what I mean.
    .-= Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog ..New-to-Me Find- PhysicalFitnet =-.

  2. Desert Agave

    My trainer has me do the stiff-leg deadlift with dumbbells at the moment. Perhaps someday I’ll graduate to this deadlift!

    I’m sorry to say that sweat drips off my nose pretty much throughout my entire weight workouts. It does always make me feel pretty ewwwww.
    .-= Desert Agave´s last blog ..Rotten Day and a Weigh In =-.

  3. Pubsgal

    We did deadlifts a lot in BodyPump class. (Not with that much weight, though. I think the most I used during the back track was 30 pounds; we mixed these up with rows and clean & press moves.) Now that the class has changed to “Cardio Sculpt,” the instructor has introduced 1-legged deadlifts; they’re tricky, and I have to go a lot lighter.

    I loved the captions on the video! The pointers are so helpful.

    Looked like you had a tasty day! 🙂
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Wee Little Hat =-.

  4. Kimberley

    When I lifted weights, I did indeed deadlift and I loved it.

    Thanks for the video. These are always so fun to watch. You finally did the PCSs again…the name of that makes me laugh!!!

    Great looking food. I eat a lot of the same things too, when it is simple and tasty…why not?
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..Two More Lunches and I am Done! =-.

  5. Destination:Athlete

    The only deadlifts I’ve ever done are the stiff-legged ones, so this one looks a little more doable to me (without completely cramping my legs afterward). I really like deadlifts, but then again, I love any leg strengthening routine. 🙂
    .-= Destination:Athlete´s last blog ..sleepless nights =-.

  6. debby

    At the risk of sounding ignorant, the deadlift looked so much like squats to me that I had to go look for a video of a squat to see what the difference was. I guess the lifting motion of the bar with your arms works different muscles than a squat?

    I still do stiff legged deadlifts most of the time with a big dumbell. Its just easier than setting up the bar.

    How are you finding such good pears at this time of year?

    Hey–I had frozen yogurt tonight, Found a new shop on the way home from work. Uh oh.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Various and Sundry =-.

  7. Dawn

    Great workout and video Lori. I use to deadlift till the old tummy troubles from the gall bladder surgery, I do miss the heavier weights sometimes, does make you feel powerful doesn’t it? *smile* Great pictures too, love the butterfly one.

    Of course I would love some recommendations for New Orleans, always nice hearing places others love to go.
    .-= Dawn´s last blog ..Just feel like posting =-.

  8. Hope

    I DO deadlift!:)

    I have times about 2x a month, too where I get really snacky and usually go overboard. It happens to the best of us.

  9. april

    Confession- I only stiff leg deadlift! :-O For some reason I’m afraid of regular deadlifts.. but I’m pretty sure I need to get over that fear because they are so good for those muscles!

    1. Lori Post author

      April – I can’t believe you don’t do the regular deadlifts! You are such a weight machine, you could pop them out pretty easily.

  10. Jody - Fit at 52

    Love the pics & especially the flower w/butterfly!!!!

    I do stiff legged deadlifts. I like them as I really want to focus on my butt & hamsrtings with those. When I do squats, front squats, 45 degree leg press and more I still squeeze the butt but I am more working the quads but squeezing the butt too. In some cases, I work the whole leg like specific ways I do the 45 degree leg press or my new fav move, Smith machine squat on flat side of BOSU.

    I am pooped from a crazy day so will get to your latest post tomorrow…. 🙂
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Stretching – Do You &amp Are You Being Safe =-.

  11. Rachel Palmieri

    You inspired me to try deadlifts yesterday. I happened to have an appointment with my trainer who was very accommodating when I asked her if I could try them. It didn’t go very well. I could not, for the of me, get my form the right way. My shoulders kept rolling forward so I that I was pretty much hunching over. It wasn’t the weight that was the problem. I guess I need to train my shoulders to stay back!

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