Deadlift: A Powerlifting Movement Accessible To Everyone
Deadlift movement mimics picking something off the floor.
It’s a great movement to learn to have a safe movement pattern when picking something up, and also it’s one of the exercises that engages the most muscle. It’s an excellent exercise when done correctly. I like doing deadlift in my workout routine and I practice them at a comfortable range of 8-12 repetitions. I prefer using comfortable and safe weight for my body.
It is one of the three powerlifting exercises, along with the squat and bench press. The deadlift is arguably the best exercise for training the posterior chain (hamstring, glutes, lower back). It will strengthen many other muscles as well, making it a very effective exercise for whole-body strength. Deadlifts are a great exercise, and usually should be part of your routine.
The Main Benefits of Deadlifting
- The deadlift works more muscles than any other exercise
- Deadlifting engages all of the muscles responsible for posture which will help keep your shoulders, spine, and hips in alignment.
- Practicing deadlift increases core strength and core stability
- Lifting weights will burn more fat than just dieting or dieting with cardio
- Deadlifting transfers to real-life situations: anywhere from lifting groceries, lifting a bucket of water, or any other situation where you are being asked to lift something
- The deadlift is one of the safest weightlifting exercises you can perform
- Deadlifting improves your grip strength
- Helps you to prevent injuries by supporting joints with strong muscles – especially low back and hamstrings
The Main Cues For Deadlift
- Straight back; stick butt out, squeeze shoulder blades, neck follow the movement…
- Hinge from hips
- Keep knee unlock or bent depending on deadlift kind we are doing
- Slide bar on thigh and make sure it stay in contact on tibia (lower legs)
- Squeeze glutes at top movement
Keep arms straight
Thank you to Gabriola Island Fitness Center for the resources on the benefits of deadlift, and why it’s important to add this exercise into your workout routine.
I also offer online pre-recorded packages that you can do at your own pace and at your own time.
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