The Deadlift is familiar to most gym-goers. In its strictest form, it is used as a powerlifting move that must be completed in one “pull” from the floor to lockout. Strongmen typically take a more brute strength approach, allowing competitors to perform multiple reps of this heavy weight, proving that although they have the strength to lift the weight, they also have the endurance to perform this lift more than once.

In competitions, The Deadlift can be performed for a maximum weight which is usually done in a round-robin fashion, with each competitor lifting every increment of the weight. The other way in which this can be performed within these competitions, is for a maximum number of repetitions within a set time frame (usually 75 seconds).