7 Amazing Benefits Of Deadlift

A deadlift is a weight training exercise that you do with a barbell or bar that you lift from the ground to the level of the hips or torso. It is known as one of the most beneficial work out for muscles. It targets your glutes, lats, shoulders, traps, arms, hips, pelvic muscles, and abs. By doing this exercise you are hitting all these muscles in a single exercise, and it efficiently trains groups of muscles.

To perform deadlift:

First set the barbell, add weight according to your strength and fitness level. If you are a beginner or someone who is trying for the first time, use a lightweight to know your strength and prevent injuries. If you are comfortable with the weight you can add more later as per your convenience and strength.

Now, set the bar, your feet should be approximately shoulder-width apart. The barbell should be at the midpoint of your foot, your toes should point forward or slightly outward. Bend your knees and hips, and sit back to reach and grab the barbell. Push your knees out and keep your back straight as much as you can. Grab the deadlift after bending down. Check the grip, keep your arm straight and lift it up. Stand up and bring the bar to you. Begin the movement by pushing your heels and knees, squeeze your glutes and hamstring to pull the bar. Lower the bar, return to the starting position and repeat it.

Here are 7 amazing benefits of deadlift:

Safest exercise to do in the gym:

It is known as one of the safest exercises to do in the gym. When you do it with the proper weight you don't have to worry about injuries. You can choose any weight for you and if you find that the weight is too heavy, just drop it off, it won’t cause any injury.

Improves cardio health:

It is not necessary to perform heavyweights, you can just perform 10 repetitions of 3 to 4 sets with a light load. It will help to improve cardio health and will even help to burn fat from your body.

Help in other lifting exercises:

It has a positive effect on your bodyweight exercise and even on other lifting exercises as it uses many muscles which helps to improve the overall strength. This overall strength helps you to squat better, do push-ups and shoulder press, and bench press exercises efficiently.

Better posture:

Deadlift helps to increase the core strength. It targets the muscles that are responsible for your posture and enables you to keep your back straight while you perform other daily activities.

Improves grip strength:

Probably deadlift is one of the exercises where your fingers are the only thing that connects you with the weight of the bar and your forearms have to work hard as you progress in weight to protect the bar from falling out off your hands. Thus, helping to build your grip strength by leaps and bounds. It is also known for its ability to build a massive amount of grip strength.

Helps to increase testosterone:

Performing deadlift at least 8 to 10 times with the proper weight can help to increase the amount of testosterone. This increases muscle growth and helps to improve muscle repair.

Helps in real-life lifting:

While exercise can help your overall growth of muscles, some exercise can help in real-life lifting as a deadlift helps while lifting a bucket or heavy grocery. Deadlift helps to grow the muscles and the strength that you actually need to carry something in real life and thus, it helps to perform real-life lifting easily.

These are some of the astounding benefits of deadlift. To know more about fitness contact a fitness coach.


Fitness Coach & Trainer

1. Suraj Prasad - Fitness Coach & Trainer - Utopia Life Coach in Siliguri, West Bengal, India.

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