• October 1, 2022

The Deadlift

As the name suggests, this exercise is lifting a dead weight above the ground. The deadlift is considered by many to be a true measure of overall body strength. This is a very serious exercise as it involves a variety of muscle groups and if not done correctly can lead to injury especially to the lower back. Therefore, strict adherence to form should be maintained throughout this exercise to prevent injury.

When done correctly the deadlift is a great exercise for building overall body strength. It is a staple in the workout routines for most athletes because it helps build and strengthen your core muscles which is where power is generated from.

The Main Reasons Why the Deadlift is an Important Exercise

  • Builds overall body strength
  • As it involves coordination to lift correctly it increases the power of the mind
  • Improves the grip
  • Builds muscle thickness and density

The Primary Muscles Worked During the Deadlift

  • Trapezius
  • Entire Upper Back
  • Core(Stomach, Lower Back)
  • Forearms
  • Glutes,
  • Hamstring
  • Calves

* Points to Remember

Warm up properly with a lighter weight

Before Lifting

  • Keep the bar as close to you as possible (start with the bar touching your shins)
  • Always keep your head up and look forward
  • Take a good breath just before you lift

When Lifting The Weight

  • Do not arch your back
  • Keep your abs tight the entire time
  • Put your chest out as you lift
  • As you lift, the bar stays close to your legs and touches your thighs on the way up
  • When you have lifted the weight above the ground and your standing straight, push your shoulders back (do not push your hip forward and do not relax the lower back)

Lowering the Weight

  • Lower the weight along the same path you lifted it
  • Relax your lower back once the weight is on the floor

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