HOW TO DEADLIFT
The Deadlift is a good exercise for improving strength, particularly your overall posture to prevent you from injury.
The main muscles that make up the Posterior Chain are the calf muscles, hamstrings, gluteus maximus, latissimus dorsi and the erector spinae muscles.
Performing a deadlift exercise doesn’t just require the legs and back but it also requires you to use your arms and abs so it’s also a good movement to master for toning the whole body.
Every time you bend down to pick something up, you are essentially performing a deadlift, so it’s a practical and functional exercise that would be worth adding to your exercise routine.
Other than developing real strength, there are several more benefits to performing the deadlift.
See variations of deadlift exercises below, which includes video demonstrations and a how-to guide.
Think about keeping your shoulders back and down and maintain a neutral spine throughout the whole movement to avoid rounding your back.
Brace your abs and pull the bar (or dumbbells) in a smooth motion off the floor.
Keep the bar (or dumbbells) close to your body while performing the whole movement.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DEADLIFTS
Are deadlifts bad for you?
Deadlifting with bad form can be bad for your back but deadlifting safely with the correct form will hugely strengthen your back, hamstrings and glutes.
Do deadlifts build muscle?
Deadlifts is a great weight exercise that can help to build muscle and improve strength in the following areas: quads, glutes, back, shoulders, arms.
Will deadlifts burn bodyfat?
Deadlifts can help to burn body fat provided you are in a calorie deficit.