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The "Do You Even Deadlift" Clinic
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RE: The "Do You Even Deadlift" Clinic
I look for two things with the hollow body: the awareness of being in the position by switching on the abs, and the ability to hold there for time. I want to see about 60s hold with someone who can deadlift 2xBW+. The problematic people who fail my test would have no idea how to hold it or fail after 10-ish seconds despite being strong enough to deadlift 2xBW+, sometimes more.

The reason I pick it is because with the hollow body, you know instantly that your abs have failed to activate or failed in strength, as the low back lifts off the ground. Other abs exercises, while important, are not as obvious.

Once they have the awareness and a decent ability to hold for time, I start to look for other stuff like ab wheel rollouts, RKC planks, superman pushups etc.

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