November 16th, 2016
The deadlift teaches you basic movement skills which are increasingly lacking in modern life. Here are five excellent reasons why you should perform deadlifts or variations of, on a regular basis.
- To get lean.
The deadlift is the perfect exercise to to use in any fat loss programme because it uses the biggest muscles in the body, which helps to burn a huge amount of calories during and after the training session.
- To run faster and jump higher.
Deadlifts are a valuable exercise for increasing power and improving force transfer from the lower to the upper body. They can also help you avoid stagnation and boredom from always performing squats. Also, research shows that deadlifts performed at pace can build speed by improving your ability to accelerate through the entire motion of the lift. *only to be performed safely.
- Deadlift for a strong lower back and better abs.
Deadlifts activate all the muscles in the trunk, including the rectus abdominis, the obliques, and the paraspinals of the lower back. Analysis of muscle activity in the core found that the deadlift was far better for training the musculature of the lower back than all other exercises tested, including the back extension and lunge.
- For better mobility and less pain.
Performing deadlifts, (along with other compound lifts) have been found to improve movement patterns in the lower body.
- To break training plateaus.
If you programme your deadlift training sensibly, it will make you stronger from head to toe. You will have stronger glutes, hamstrings and back; and will also build strength in the arms and grip, making it extremely useful for other exercises.