Lift Heavy – The Deadlift

The year is 2016 — the stage is set at the Giants Live World Deadlift Championships. Eddie Hall is poised to make history — becoming the first man to deadlift 500kg.

The strain of the lift so great, Eddie would pass out almost immediately after.

While this is on the extreme side of weight lifting — the deadlift at its core is the same at all skill levels. If we were to break it down further, we can isolate the mechanism to the hip hinge.

The hip hinge is the fundamental pattern when lifting anything heavy off the ground. And the range can apply to all weight levels; from lifting a heavy box from the ground to Eddie Hall deadlifting 500kg — the hip hinge is the most efficient and safe way to lift.

Below our some of our favorites for showcasing the hip hinge.

The Hip Hinge

  • Kettlebell Deadlift
  • Kettlebell Swings
  • Single-Leg Deadlift