September 16, 2022
Push-Ups x 2
Suitcase Deadlift (135)
I had never done a “suitcase deadlift” before today.
I didn’t even know it existed until I saw it on Bill Maeda’s Instagram this morning. They’re just like they sound – you stand next to the bar (not behind it), and pick it up in one hand like a suitcase.
When splitting the odd-numbered rounds, I did the higher number with my off-hand (left).
They’re pretty intense. 135# in one hand – especially your off-hand – is a grip issue, compounded by the fact that a standard bar has no knurling in the middle (I’ll tape the bar next time). I did most of them as singles, because the bar gets unbalanced and see-saws quite a bit. You need to watch your outside knee, because it wants to buckle inward.
One hour out from the workout, and I can feel this one in the lower back. My obliques are going to be a disaster tomorrow.