Deadlifts and Intervals Deadlifting is a huge portion of Olympic lifting success. Many people don’t realize that the first and second pull of the Snatch and the Clean is essentially a deadlift. It’s a total body exercise that uses the quads, glutes,hamstrings, trapezius, and rhomboids. First off, one will need to understand that a Clean/Snatch deadlift is slightly different than a powerlifter’s conventional pull. A powerlifter usually begins with their hips higher and their back is at a slightly different angle than an Olympic lifting deadlift. The Olympic weightlifter will have their hips closer to parallel with the knees and this also reduces the shearing stress on the knees. Strength Workout (SWOD) 5/3/1 Deadlift Workout of the Day (WOD) 3 rounds for Time 400m Row 400m Run Rest In teams of three all members must complete 1200m of each. Only one can be at one station at a time.