dead lift

noun

Definition of dead lift 

: a lift in weight lifting in which the weight is lifted from the floor to hip level

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deadlift \ˈded-​ˌlift \ transitive verb

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Two lower-body days include dead lifts, walking lunges and reverse lunges. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "The Cyclist Who Won When She Stopped Racing," 19 May 2018 Squats and dead lifts were her primary focus, with an emphasis on heavier weights. Dave Melton, Post-Tribune, "A rise from Shine: junior sprinter Adeyah Shine sparks host Munster at Ed Woodrick Invitational," 28 Apr. 2018 The Bone Clinic in Brisbane, where Mrs. Tuke trains, is at the forefront of a growing movement that promotes high-intensity lifts—such as dead lifts and squats—for women with thinning bones. Laura Johannes, WSJ, "The Common Advice for Those With Thinning Bones Could Be All Wrong," 22 Apr. 2018 Gabe Kapler loves to dead lift 555 pounds, hoard statistical analyses and fire up his players. Tom Verducci, SI.com, "Gabe Kapler Is an Analytics Fanatic Addicted to Fitness. Are Phillies Fans Ready to Embrace Him?," 10 Apr. 2018 Bench is around 315 [pounds], squat is around 600, and dead lifts are pushing 650-ish. Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, "Five questions with Maryland men’s lacrosse player Curtis Corley," 4 Apr. 2018 The dead lift: The heaviest object in the universe isn’t a black hole. James Breakwell, Indianapolis Star, "Xploding Unicorn: Parenting Olympics would judge you with cold, hard numbers," 4 Apr. 2018 Multi-joint movements such as squats, dead lifts and lunges recruit several muscle groups at once, as opposed to isolated movements such as bicep curls. Philly.com, "3 exercises to fight signs of aging," 3 Apr. 2018 The interviewer noted the weight listed for Snyder's dead lift, a hoist using the back and legs. Bill Livingston, cleveland.com, "Ohio State's Kyle Snyder says farewell at NCAA Wrestling Championships: Bill Livingston (photos)," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of dead lift

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dead lift was in 1963

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