12-19-11: Dumbbell Walk and 2″ Dumbbell Deadlift

12-19-11, Monday


Temp was 48 degrees.  Plenty warm for grip work in other words. 

The Dumbbell Walk is a USAWA event where a 3.5″ diameter dumbbell is carried for 10 feet with one hand.  It’s a bit harder than it sounds when you load an appreciable weight on it.  90 pounds will stop most guys cold.  Thumbless is the only way I perform this event. 

-60.6×1-both hands     Walked 10 feet with both hands.  Not very hard at all.  Nice warmup.

-91.8×1-both hands     Solid righty – but pretty hard.  Barely got it the entire 10 feet lefty. 

-101.8×1-right hand, -MISS-left hand     Totally squeaked out 10 feet righty.  Couldn’t even lift the dumbbell lefty today.  I’ve done 102 pounds in competition.  This is one of those lifts where a few pounds difference can totally stump you. 

Ended the Dumbbell Walk part of the workout right here.  I knew that I wouldn’t even be able to get a pound more out of my right hand.  And getting more lefty wasn’t necessary since the event won’t be contested with both hands at the contest.


This is called the Fulton Dumbbell Deadlift – after Kevin Fulton, a certified Captain of Crush and all-round strong grip guy. 

-162.6×1-both hands     Only a contest-legal lift lefty.  Righty was a full deadlift – but no pause at the top like in a contest.

-162.6×1-both hands     Both contest-legal lifts.  Totally max lifts today.  Used my USAWA 2″ vertical bar as the “dumbbell” and it worked pretty well.  I should be able to lift more at the contest than on this setup – but it’s close enough for training purposes. 

Bodyweight was 215 today. 



About bencrush

42-year old multiple USAWA record holder who enjoys grip strength training, bending steel, and sharing my knowledge of training in both areas.
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