This show pumps me the fuck up.
There's really not a lot to this exercise- you pick it the fuck up, walk it into the rack, set it down, jump the bar, pick it up , and drop it back down to the ground. Then, you repeat. Like I said, I did this for over an hour, and spent the most time doing sets of 3-5 with 405 and 455. I was using fairly short rests, so this was about as close to cardio as I'll get. It was awesome- I currently hurt everywhere, which is an awesome indication that I busted my fucking ass inside out. For my first 10 or so sets, which were done with 225 to warmup, I used a double overhand grip and no straps, and then started with the straps after 315 fell out of my hands. That was more of a grip workout and cardio than anything else, but it was fun nonetheless.
Old school strongmen were fans of doing this, and given that there's been no one capable of touching Goerner's one arm dead since he pulled it and Peter Cortese pulled 3x his bodyweight with one hand, I think their opinions on pulling are something that should be heeded above all.
Three times bodyweight with one hand. Insane.This isn't intended to be a replacement for the deadlift in your routine, but it's definitely a welcome departure from the norm, a man-maker, and a badass way to test your mettle if you've been feeling like you're slacking, and a way to light a fire under your ass if you're mentally out of it in the gym. To that end, I also recommend watching Making the Cut- it'll bring you back to the realization that your life's insanely fucking easy, and that you can always go harder, go longer, and be a bigger fucking badass.