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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Other Words from dead lift

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

Examples of dead lift in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His personal bests are impressive — 300 on power clean, 335 on bench, 500 on squat, 525 on dead lift. Joseph Halm, NOLA.com, "Mandeville's Mackey Maillho commits to University of Louisiana-Lafayette," 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, "Chris Duffin, legendary powerlifter, weighs in on grand goals and developing products for pro athletes," 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, "Strongest woman in the world is from Indy and she has a filthy mouth and a heart of gold," 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, "Carrie Underwood on Refocusing Her Fitness Routine: 'It's Less About Trying to Stay Thin'," 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, "Franco Columbu, Bodybuilder and Schwarzenegger Friend, Dies at 78," 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, "Strongest woman in the world is from Indy and she has a filthy mouth and a heart of gold," 12 Sep. 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. Daniel E. Slotnik, BostonGlobe.com, "Franco Columbu, bodybuilder and Schwarzenegger friend, 78," 2 Sep. 2019 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

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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 27 Nov. 2020.

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