Building a deadlift is something that most people don't actually know how to do. JUST DEADLIFTING is rarely ever the answer but as soon as someone contacts me and mentions that their deadlift just stopped growing, I'll ask "What 4 Exercises Build Your Deadlift Besides The Deadlift?" I almost always hear crickets in the background.

Chain Suspended Good Mornings have always been a builder of many other lifts and it's one of those lifts that people simply don't do because IT HURTS, it takes a while to set up, you are afraid to put a scratch on your rack or your barbell, and it's not a deadlift and won't look cool on InstaGram. If any of that is true, then you have your reason as to why your deadlift isn't moving long before it comes down to exercise selection.

Over the last 9 months I've had clients prepare for many different deadlifts from many different heights and I'm always trying to find new and better ways to make their deadlift grow. Every person is different from their body type down to their personal life situation so as a coach it is my responsibility to find the best answer for their situation. We have seen a lot of full deadlifts this year as well as a lot from 10 inches, 12 inches, 13, 14, 15, 17, and 18...maybe even had one contest from 19 and another from 21 inches! One exercise that I like to at least try with every client is the Chain Suspended Good Morning.

While opinions may vary when it comes to exact technique should be used, I still feel that varying height for different purposes is a pretty key factor that isn't used nearly as much as it should be. Here is a quick (not so quick) video of me trying to explain to anyone who will listen, a few different ways that you can use these to build your deadlift as well as your other various Strongman Events.