The dead lift, which measures overall body strength, is the last of three lifts in power lifting competition. Many power lifters use a conventional stance where the feet are typically shoulder width or closer together and others use a sumo stance where the feet are considerably wider than shoulder width. Which method do you suppose uses more energy? Is the dead lift a good exercise for burning calories?
Notice: Remember to always start with a 5 minute warmup and 5 minute total body stretch before starting any of our WOD’s!
1a- Walking Lunges: Perform for 45 sec keeping the torso upright, hands on hips. Rest in the final, forward lunge position for 5 sec and continue with stationary Jump Lunges for 20 sec, hands out to the side to maintain balance. Rest 5 sec and move into:
1b- Kettle Bell Sumo Squats. Perform 12-15 reps, holding the bottom position for 2 sec on each rep. Repeat this combo 2 more times.
Nikki Thompson has successfully completed both the hands-on academic portion of Body Design University’s Personal Training Certification Course as well as the internship required to graduate from Body Design University.
She is now eligible to take the ACE exam which she plans to take in the very near future!