Beast Life: Deadlift

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If you’ve made the decision to not be a pussy, Dead Lifts are for you. These are the King of all free weight lifts. This exercise alone can increase your total body power, your over all testosterone output, and crank up your growth hormone. This exercise will stress all of your muscles. If you’re concerned about your back and knees, this exercise will help make them stronger with less pain.
Saddle up to an Olympic bar, laying at your feet. Feet shoulder width apart. Keeping you back flexed and your shoulder blades pinched back, bend down and grab the bar, letting your knees drop your butt to a level just below your hips. Most people use and under/over grip to help balance the weight load off your lower spine. It’s your choice; do what’s comfortable.
As you rise with the weights, concentrate on driving your heels through the floor and pushing your chest toward the ceiling. When you get about 85% up make sure to drive your hips forward. As you lower the weight back down, keep your back flexed and your shoulder blades pinched.
Repeat this process with 2-3 warm up sets, increasing the weight as you go until you get to your working load. Make sure this exercise stays a staple in your weekly routine. Never stop Dead lifting. Dead lifts are life.

Donner Schwanze is a Traditional Christian with Traditional values. He has had a tough life and has worked hard for everything he has. As a Father and a Husband, Donner will do whatever it takes to defend his God, his nation, and his family.


  1. Question on form: how can I keep from kneecapping myself on the way down? I noticed that as being a problem for me this morning on my working set.

  2. Deadlifts are my favorites. By far.
    I just started 5×5 again. I hope I can stick to it in my UN-heated garage throughout the entire winter.

    • My unheated garage is much more pleasant for training than my un-AC’d one at 90-95 degrees. I train mostly triples and doubles and in my old age, 66, stick to sub max poundages. I’ve found that using the overhand grip keeps my poundages less with grip being the limiting factor.

  3. I just found this site today, and I’m pleased to see that there are good Christian men who are willing and able to call out evil and stand up for what’s right, defending what we have before it’s too late.
    But as a Christian, I am curious how you reconcile the profanity in your “about the author” section with your faith. Don’t misunderstand me, please: profanity is, largely, relative and subjective. But certain things are not, like taking the Lord’s name in vain. And while the term you use is not that, its plain, literal meaning is starkly un-Christlike. It’s not the fruit of the spirit.
    So, if you would please, help me understand how you interpret it, and how you justify using it in the same context that you evangelize the gospel.

    • That’s a good question Adam and I’m happy to answer it. Vulgarity is indeed subjective. And while scripture warns against it, it doesn’t necessarily prohibit it. In absence of a curse, it’s just ugly. While I would never imagine Christ using such language, and our ultimate goal is to be like Christ, he was no stranger to strong language. He insulted people when they needed it, calling them vipers, fools, sons of Satan, and hypocrites. And Paul told the Jews that if they were so worried about circumcision they should just castrate themselves and be done with it. Strong language indeed.
      All is permissable for me but not beneficial.
      Next comes my ability to witness. I’ve found in my own personal witnessing that people are more keen to listen to a fellow “sinner” than to someone who presents themselves as perfect.
      And that leaves the fruits of the spirit. Love, peace, kindness, patience, joy, goodness, gentleness, and self control. I can see an argument being made about gentleness or self control, but I think with a little perspective you may be able to forgive me on these points. You see, while we are Christian men, our target audience are hard men, with a grim purpose. We are looking for warriors. And these Beast Life articles are specifically meant to help men get hardened. The vulgarity that I use is meant to motivate men, and men are proven to respond well to strong language. So the benefit is motivating Christian men to be strong for the fight to come. It is helping them gain the self control that comes with fitness. And being a man of strength means choosing to be merciful and gentle with those who are weaker.
      I hope this all helped you understand a bit better. I am playing the long game.

      • Good answer, Donner.
        Biblical language, especially from the KJV, was sometimes blunt and indelicate shall we say…LOL.
        For instance, read how Paul described his law-keeping religiosity:
        4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: 5 circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; 6 concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. 7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but DUNG, that I may win Christ, –Philippians 3:4-8
        Our modern word for dung is shit.
        Also check out how David described what he would’ve done to Nabal’s to Abigail without her intervention in I Samuel 25:34

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