Deadlifts suck, I know, but the reason they do is because they are super-taxing on the body, which in my opinion, means they work.


The deadlift offers innumerable benefits. The obvious ones being the following:

  • Deadlifts strengthen the entire body from handgrip to calves.
  • Deadlifts help to increase functionality of the posterior chain.
  • Deadlifts strengthen the core.
  • Deadlifts help to reinforce bone and muscle tissue
  • Deadlifts can improve aspects of sport performance such as speed, power, and athleticism.

I am sure you are probably all aware of the above listed benefits, but here are a few that you may not have realised.

DEADLIFTS CAN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT

When you are looking to lose weight, make sure that you include the deadlift in your exercise regimen. Why you ask? Well, because deadlifts use a number of the biggest muscle groups in the body, they stimulate a massive calorie burn both during and after your workout.

Plus, strength training during a cutting phase can help you to maintain muscle mass, and as we know, the more muscle mass we have, the more calories we burn.


DEADLIFTS CAN HELP YOU BUILD A SIX PACK

As mentioned above, deadlifts help to strengthen your overall core, but what you don’t realise is that this move can also help build the outer, or superficial, layer of the abdominals.

The muscles it works include rectus abdominus and the obliques. So basically, deadlifts will help to reveal a killer six-pack.

DEADLIFTS CAN HELP DECREASE INJURY

I know, you are probably thinking but deadlifts are potentially harmful to the body, however, training deadlifts along with other compound moves has been shown to improve movement patterns in the lower body thereby reducing the risk of hip and knee injury as well as overall mobility. And remember, deadlifts also help to strengthen bone thereby reducing the risk of fracture because of load.

DEADLIFTS CAN HELP YOU BREAK THROUGH TRAINING PLATEAUS

As mentioned, deadlifts are a great exercise to help increase strength from head to toe. By increasing deadlift strength, you will be able to increase strength in all other lifts.

The main thing to consider when performing deadlifts is form. Before you try and move earth-shattering weight, first make sure that all the aspects of your lift are in order. This will help you to prevent deadlift related injury and elicit all of the above listed benefits.

HOW TO EXECUTE A BARBELL DEADLIFT




Older Post Newer Post