I now know why they are called dead lifts. I might be dead. Yesterday at gym #1, we did a 12 minute workout consisting of 3 movements- bear crawl, dead lifts and pull-ups. The dead lifts were relatively heavy, but not to crazy 155#. Still, over the course of the workout I ended up doing 54 155# dead lifts. I went home and looked up what the workout was going to be for today at gym #2. Oh, a 15 minute workout consisting of 3 movements? Dead lifts, sprints, and pull-ups? Awe, man! Essentially the same workout I just did, only 3 minutes longer, and with HEAVIER dead lifts?!
I woke up this morning feeling every muscle in my shoulders, upper back, and abs. Still, with my love of dead lifts, I was confident I could pull them off in today's workout. I started out with 155# on my bar, but after the first round had to drop down to 135#. It was just too much. Still, I completed 6 dead lifts at 155#, and 30 at 135#. Now I die.