THE DEADLIFT: DEVELOP HULK STRENGTH

April 26, 2016

The Deadlift- If performed with correct technique is a superb tool for so many reasons. If done with correct mechanics it will have huge rewards. The movement and technique has to be more important than the weight you move. If done in-correctly it will lead to injury. When executed correctly will actually reduce the chances of injury. The deadlift will also cross over into other training lifts such as the squat, cleans and snatches from the floor. 

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Full Functional Movement

The deadlift is one of the few that hits all major core muscle groups and is functional to every day living. Picking things up, jumping, squatting are movements that we perform in every day life and the deadlift can strengthen all of these. It can be the base of your training programme. It is also great for athletes that need strength and explosion.

Improves the Posterior Chain and Posture

Posture and mobility are big areas in which people are struggling at the moment because of their lifestyle. The deadlift movement targets the hamstrings, glutes, and lower back. The technique forces you to use correct posture and strengthen the lower back giving you a better position of the lower spine. 

Improves Grip Strength

Grip is a big part of strength training that many people neglect. No straps just use your forearms and fingers to keep hold of that bar. We recommend only using straps if they are a part of your sport. If not improve that grip strength! 

Don’t jump into this Exercise without being coached in this lift. Make sure your technique is perfect. Low weight, high reps first before jumping into big heavy lifts. We also recommend dropping the bar from the top until the movement is mastered. 

Some Exercises to master before the Deadlift: These will help progress you into the barbell deadlift

Kettle-bell Deadlift

Sumo Deadlift

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