Quote: "Health is a relationship between you and your body" - Terri Guillemets
What the squat does for the lower body the deadlift will do for the upper body. People call the deadlift the king of upper body exercises.
The great thing about deadlift is that it is a functional strength exercises that represents how real world movements are carried out, strengthens and tightens the muscles in the core, legs and glutes.
The deadlift trains the often neglected posterior chain to balance out the training done with the mirror muscles.
Like the squat the deadlift can be performed with a barbell, kettlebells and dumbbells and a trap bar. It can also be done with low reps, moderate reps and high reps.
The deadlift can also be done with a double overhand grip, an under and over alternate grip. It can be performed with a wide stance sumo style, stiff legged, bent legged with your feet close together.
There are many variations to the deadlift in terms of lifting style and equipment. There are many opportunities to practice doing the deadlift. If done correctly, the deadlift will benefit you immensely, if done incorrectly, the deadlift will injure you.
Benefits of doing the Deadlift
There are many benefits to doing the deadlift. These are health related benefits and performance related benefits.
Health Related Benefits:
Performance Related Benefits: