The dead-lift is a hugely powerful exercise, and it is considered the king of the pack. They are by far, one of the best all around compound exercise that exists. With this single exercise, you are working multiple muscles, burning body fat and building your physique faster than any other movement.
The beauty about dead-lifts is it’s an exercise we were made to perform. Looking at it from a functional point of view, you are lifting weight off the ground and then putting it back down. It’s quite easy to instinctively perform this exercise with proper form.
Compound movements are what provides your body with the most “gains for your effort” experience. They work several muscle groups at the same time. This means that you get more out of an exercise, spend less time in the gym, and there is no mucking around wasting time. Not only do you get a full body work out, but there is also the added benefit of enhancing your cardiovascular endurance! You will get sweaty and out of breath fast with this exercise.
Last but not least, deadlifts exercise the core muscles, which will assist you in strengthening your back. Because most of the population inhabit sedentary work for more than 8 hours per day, we are slowly diminishing our back and core strength. Dead-lifts will strengthen the entire back and it’s surrounding muscle, making this lift fantastic for rehabilitative and preventative purposes.
I could go on for a while longer about dead-lifts, but I’m assuming you all get the picture now. This is the best exercise I’ve encountered, and many people would agree with me.
If in doubt about form or your injuries, please seek the advice of a professional, and proceed with this movement slowly. Add plates as your strength increases.