Deadlifts develop power and strength through the posterior chain. A collection of muscles that include your latissimus dorsi, erector spinae, gluteus maximus, hamstrings and calf muscles.
Deadlifts also hit many other major muscle groups through the back shoulders and arms so why not try deadlifts in your next Tabata routine.
I decided to try it with a few of my clients as I’d even though it’ll be less effective than say burpees or thrusters. Anyway, we got into it, set the weight at their 10 rep max and go stuck in. It wasn’t long before I realized this was working.
This was really working.
Four minutes of deadlifts and they were in pieces. Deadlifts demand so much from your body to lift so it makes an ideal high-intensity exercise to try.
The next day when I spoke to my clients they were all suffering from DOMS, result! Deadlift Tabata, worth a try.
Mix up the style speed and depth to increase the intensity. Figure out which is the most intense for you.
deadlift Tababa workout for major DOMS
You will need a barbell or heavy dumbells.
Perform four straight rounds of the two deadlift variations below doing 20 seconds of exercise with 10 seconds of rest intervals.
- Romanian Deadlifts
Go ahead and do it.
3, 2, 1…GO!