Paused Deadlifts – 120kg x 3.
She performed these in a descending rep scheme – 7 7 5 5 3 3. Sheryl was a bit more conservative with the weights here. The focus, instead, was on maintaining perfect positioning in the pause – hard quasi-isometric lat contraction and a nice neutral spine. What was meant to be a full 1-sec pause was more a 0.6 – time goes a lot quicker in our head sometimes.
Effectively, this increases the time under tension at your weakest point in the lift, and hence forces you to stay tight to control the weight.
Give these a go! You’ll find that once you slap the weight back on the bar, your technique on regular deadlifts will feel much crisper 👌