Unlock Your Strength – The Power of The Deadlift

In the world of fitness, there are exercises, and then there’s the deadlift.  It’s not just about lifting weights; it’s about embracing a fundamental movement you’ve likely forgotten how to do.

When performed correctly, the deadlift offers incredible benefits including developing strength, muscle, dropping body fat, and improving your durability.

5 Steps to A Better Deadlift

  1. Stance
    • Stand with your feet below your hips (hip width)
    • The barbell should be over the middle of your feet
  2. Grip
    • Hinge at your hips with a soft knee bend
    • Keep your back tall (straight)
    • Grab the barbell with a shoulder-width grip
  3. Engage Your Core
    • Tighten your core as if you’re preparing to brace for a punch
    • Doing this at the bottom is ok.  Doing this before you grab the bar [and while you’re standing] is even better!
  4. Lift
    • Initiate the lift by starting to straighten your knees, then push your butt forward until you reach standing
    • Keep the bar very very very close to your legs all the way up and down
    • Squeeze your butt and your abs at the top
  5. Return
    • Reverse order to work the barbell back to the ground

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The Deadlift

Risks of Poor Deadlift Technique

Anybody who has strained their lower back will tell you that you don’t want to do this.  That is all.

You are also teaching yourself how to improperly lift anything off the ground that you encounter in your daily life.

The Gateway Exercise

The deadlift isn’t just an exercise; it’s a gateway to enhanced functionality, improved strength, and reduced injury risk.  When done correctly, you can improve your posture, your balance, and make your daily activities safer and more manageable.

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