IS DEADLIFTING IMPORTANT?
YES! The deadlift is extremely important for building lean muscle and improving strength. Deadlifting is so beneficial because it is a compound movement that involves a legion of body parts including the hamstrings, quads, glutes, abs, traps, lower back, triceps, biceps, lats, calves and grip. This lift can build unparalleled mass and strengthen all of the major body parts!
If you are a woman, deadlifts are just as important. Done with intensity, deadlifting afflicts the cardio respiratory system, positively effecting your cardiovascular health and major increases in glute size. Heavy compound lifts such as the deadlift spike your heart rate, burning calories both during your workout and afterwards while building lean muscle in all the right places!
From a more technical side of things, it is important to note that some people feel the Deadlift is bad for your spine and back along with not being a good exercise for posture. Research proves the opposite. Many great trainers, sports scientist and coaches like Eric Cressey, Mike Robertson, Bret Contreras and our own team have noted: when coached correctly – with a neutral spine and with a proper hip hinge – they’ll do more as far as “bullet proofing” the body than any other exercise. Bret noted, deadlifts teach the glutes to share the load which spares the spine. Bottom line is that deadlifts help the spine and glutes when done properly.