Exercise Video of the Week: The Suitcase Deadlift



In this Exercise Video of the Week I discuss a great full-body movement that can develop numerous athletic qualities, not least of which include rotary stability and strength: The Suitcase Deadlift.

The Suitcase Deadlift

Sorry about the lighting. Next time I won’t film in front of the giant windows….

This Move Will…

– Improve rotary stability

– Improve full-body strength

– Improve kinesthetic awareness


– Perform The Suitcase Deadlift as a heavy accessory movement for full-body strength OR ┬ánear the tail-end of the training session as an ab-specific exercise.

– I prefer to use them within a super-set and/or circuit rather than as a standalone drill.

– Appropriate set and repetitions range from anywhere between 3-5 sets of 3 – 8 repetitions per side.

– Use as much weight as possible while maintaining proper technique throughout the entire set.

I hope you enjoyed the video and, as always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions you can leave them in the comments section below.

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