The deadlift has an undeserved shady reputation, the more time you spend in the gym, the more stories you’ll hear about back injuries related to heavy deadlifting.
Most of these stories are spread by gym rats who have never performed deadlifts or perform them with improper (and dangerous) lifting technique.
You can understand why many new weight lifters avoid deadlifts for fear of injury based on these rumors, which is unfortunate as correctly performed deadlifts build a strong core and wide back.
The deadlift is a multi-joint, compound exercise that involves many upper and lower body muscle groups that when stimulated, promotes your body’s production and release of HGH, human growth hormone with it's many anti-aging properties.
While deadlifts appear simple to perform, proper execution is key to maximum results and safety.
You’re probably thinking what’s so complicated? You bend over and grab the bar and stand up, right?
Partially true, but if not done correctly, you’ll strain your back instead of train your back.
Learn and practice proper deadlifting technique and you’ll ensure that your upper body and lower body work together as a unit saving your lower back while training virtually your entire body.
How To Perform The Perfect Deadlift
A Note About Weight...
The weight on your barbell should fit your training goals and level of experience, not your pride.
Never attempt to train with weights you can’t handle or attempt to increase weight too much too soon as you will only injure yourself and set your training back.
Properly executed deadlifts build back strength and improved lower back stability.
But beyond back training, deadlifts strengthen and tone your legs, hamstrings and glutes.
Deadlifts also strengthen your entire core, increasing both your functional stability and strength.
Remember your proper technique and only use weights that you can lift correctly and safety.
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