Want to improve your deadlift and improve your cardiovascular conditioning and stamina at the same time? Go high-rep low-weight on your deadlifts. Proper form counts, of course, but so does intensity. For women especially concerned about getting bulky, high-rep low-weight deadlifts will improve strength and lean you out at the same time. Next time you want to good, quick workout, try a timed 5 round bout of: 400m run/21 deadlifts. Men should shoot for 95 pounds and women 65 pounds. Remember, hard and fast is the key to intensity, so no breaks during the workout. Need to work on your deadlift form first? Get on over to CrossFit and learn how to do it correctly so you don't get hurt.