Friday, December 30, 2011

Deadlift special exercises

1) conventional deadlift

2) stone deadlift

3) Coan Barbell row( pause on floor)

4)  barbell sumo deadlift

5) Two hand or Two KB swing

these would be a good pulling variation scheme


Boris Terzic said...

I like! What are you thoughts on movements like olympic clean/snatch high-pulls, bent and strait arm?

Mark Reifkind said...


for me, the groove on OL lifts and their assistance exercises is completely different than my pulling pattern.

the exercises I listed will all help solidify my pattern and should make my conv dl stronger.Even with the sumo stance my technique is the same( just can't pull much ,lol)

this is an offshoot of WSB method and I'm trying the same approach for my Military pressing.

Same but different, as Pavel says and it should work well.

If your deadlift is closer to an OL DL than using OL assist exercises would be perfect.

Steve B. said...

What are your thought on using heavy two hand KB swings or double KB swings as an assistance for the DL?

Mark Reifkind said...


they are great. lower reps and focus on acceleration. Andy Bolton likes them so they must be good eh? builds the same motor pattern with acceleration.

swings with the jump stretch bands attached would be good as well.