dead lift

noun

Definition of dead lift

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

Other Words from dead lift

deadlift \ ˈded-​ˌlift How to pronounce dead lift (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of dead lift in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Push-ups, sit-ups, and a 2-mile run were considered not holistic enough to meet the new requirements of war, so a six-exercise test was devised that incorporates exercises including a plank, dead lift, and sprint-drag-carry. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, 22 Mar. 2021 There are two main exercises to use in conjunction with the hex bar: the dead lift and the shrug. Anthony Marcusa, chicagotribune.com, 22 Mar. 2021 His personal bests are impressive — 300 on power clean, 335 on bench, 500 on squat, 525 on dead lift. Joseph Halm, NOLA.com, 7 Aug. 2020 Duffin is the only person to ever lift 1,000 pounds for reps in the squat and dead lifted 1,000 pounds for reps. oregonlive, 28 Apr. 2020 Jessica Fithen went to Palmer, Alaska, last month, did a dogsled drag, pushed a van, pressed kegs, hurled a 55-pound salmon more than 14 feet and dead lifted nearly 500 pounds over and over. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, 12 Sep. 2019 Right Now Her workouts consist of the leg-toning essentials: weighted traditional squats, Sumo squads, lunges and dead lifts. Hanna Flanagan, PEOPLE.com, 23 Dec. 2019 Such feats of strength were hardly unusual for Mr. Columbu, whose website notes that his personal records included bench pressing 525 pounds, squatting 655 pounds and dead lifting 750. New York Times, 2 Sep. 2019 Able to dead lift a 460-pound axle bar for multiple reps, she's heard it from haters: Stop promoting obesity. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of dead lift

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Dead lift.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dead%20lift. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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