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As we get closer to the finish line of our Classic Iron Workout Program, we’ll put your previous experience to the test. As on Day 4, we’ll do deadlifts and a dumbbell superset. This time, though, you’ll add more weight than last week—and that means more intensity.
Just remember that rest periods are there for a reason—the last thing you want to do during this workout is rush through it.
Sean Collins, C.S.C.S., the head powerlifting coach at Brooklyn’s Murder of Crows Barbell Club, is back to provide expert advice as we continue through the program.
Perform the deadlifts as straight sets. For the deadlift, Collins suggests adding 5-10% more weight than last week. As with Day 7, remember to take advantage of the lengthy rest periods to ensure you recover properly between sets. Find a challenging weight that will push you hard, and earn those rest periods.
After the deadlifts, complete the two dumbbell exercises as a superset.
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