DT is the classic bb cycling benchmark workout in the CrossFit community. Now it is almost not difficult enough for high level athletes, that’s why they have progressed it to either being much heavier or done for longer durations.
I like the workout DT because it doesn’t give you the option to leave the barbell and go perform a movement in another part of the room. It forces to stand there over it until the workout is complete.
With most people the limiting factor comes down to two things:
- grip endurance and bb cycling coordination
- overhead strength and coordination
The best way to train to improve DT by performing short 30-60 sec burst on a machine of choice and go directly into 1 round of DT on the barbell. This works well because you are getting used to performing the movements under fatigue, but are not burring yourself due to the use of the machine instead of only barbell.
On my we beige I offer a free bb cycling program if anyone reading is interested in improving their ability to do it.