Knowing the Benefits of What We Do, helps make movement more deliberate and intentional.... So here's some reasons WHY WE DEADLIFT....There isn't a more obvious display of brute strength than picking up a barbell loaded with double or even triple your body weight. Although considered a lower-body exercise, it's truly a total-body lift. Everything from your feet to your hands must work together to successfully complete a rep. As a result, the Deadlift has many benefits.
- Glute and hamstring strength.The glutes and hamstrings are the primary muscles worked by the Deadlift. They help to straighten your hips and actually pick the weight up.
- Lower-back and hamstring strength.Ever been told this exercise is bad for your lower back? That's true if you do it wrong. However, a properly performed lift strengthens the muscles of your lower back and core and can actually help prevent and correct lower back pain/injury.
- Upper-back strength and size.Holding hundreds of pounds while maintaining a flat back requires a great deal of back strength. If you want a strong and thick back, there's no substitute for heavy deadlifts.
- Grip strength.Holding a heavy bar both requires and builds grip strength. The knurling on the bar will also toughen up your hands a bit.
- General Badassery.It's you vs. the bar. There are few things more satisfying than lifting a bending bar loaded with hundreds of pounds off the floor.