Score Submission deadline: September 2nd at 8pm EST

DT Ladder
Every 4 minutes, complete 3 rounds of the following:

12 Deadlift

9 Hang Power Clean

6 Shoulder To Overhead

*If you complete the three rounds within the 4:00 window, increase the weight to the next load.

  • Round 1 - 95/65lb (43/30kg)

  • Round 2 - 135/95lb (61/43kg)

  • Round 3 - 155/105lb (70/48kg)

  • Round 4 - 185/130lb (84/59kg)

  • Round 5 - 205/145lb *AMRAP (93/66kg)


Prior to the start of the clock, the athlete will load their barbell to the first prescribed weight. Athletes may only use one barbell and must always use clips.

At the start of the ascending clock, the athlete may begin their first set of three rounds of "DT.” Each round must feature the athlete performing 12 deadlifts, 9 hang power cleans, and 6 shoulder to overhead. After the athlete’s first 3 full rounds of "DT" are completed, if prior to 4:00, the athlete may load to the next weight immediately, and begin their next set of three rounds. 

Please note, the athlete may change the weight, or may have someone load the next weight onto the bar but preloaded barbells are not permitted. Clip must be used at all times.

Also note, the athlete does not have to wait for the next 4:00 to begin their next 3 rounds of "DT.” 

The athlete will continue in this format until they cannot complete the 3 rounds of "DT" in those respective 4:00.

If the athlete successfully completes 4 full sets. They will move on to the final bar (205/145lb, 93/66kg) where they will perform 'As Many Rounds As Possible' of "DT" with the remaining time.

For athletes who make to the 5th and final set, the workout will end at the 20:00 mark. 



This is a conventional deadlift. Sumo deadlift or hands inside the knees are not permitted.

Barbell begins on the floor and will be lifted until hips and knees reach full extension. Bouncing of the deadlift is not allowed.  

All men performing the prescribed version can only use a standard 45lb/20kg bar. 

Hang Power Clean

Bar must be deadlifted first before engaging in any pulling movement, and must clearly stop at the hip. Bar must be received in the front rack position in one motion from the hang position and may not be lowered below the knees.  Full extension of the hips and knees must be achieved with the bar in the front rack position for the rep to count. Reps can be unbroken or partitioned as needed. 

All men performing the prescribed version can only use a standard 45lb/20kg bar. 

Shoulder To Overhead

Each rep begins with the barbell on the shoulders and finishes with the weight fully locked out overhead.  A shoulder press, push press, push jerk or split jerk may be used, as long as the elbow, shoulder, hips, and knees are fully extended, and the bar finishes directly over the body with the feet in line.

All men performing the prescribed version can only use a standard 45lb/20kg bar. 


This workout is scored as the total repetitions performed within the allotted time. The tie-breaker will be the time on the clock at the last fully completed weight of three rounds.

For Filthy 150 elite team qualifiers - top 2 males and top 2 females scores will be added to determine team score (This applies only to Filthy 150 as other members of IOQ will run a separate team qualifier later in the year)


Barbell, plates, clips

If performing in kilograms: 

30kg (65 lb), 43kg (95 lb), 48kg (105 lb), 59kg (130 lb), 61kg (135 lb), 66kg (145 lb), 70kg (155 lb), 84kg (185 lb), 93kg (205 lb)


Prior to starting, film the barbell and weights to be used so the weight can be seen clearly. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. A clock or timer, with the running workout time clearly visible, should be in the frame throughout the entire workout. Shoot the video from an angle so all exercises can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards. Videos shot with a fisheye lens or similar lens may be rejected due to the visual distortion these lenses cause.

While video submission is not required until the conclusion of the challenge, we recommend filming all of your completed workouts in preparation for those requested.