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Why Aren't You Deadlifting?

Monday, June 24, 2013

There are few magic bullets when it comes to diet and exercise. I would consider vegetables and lean meat the 1-2 punch when it comes to getting your diet in order. Imagine trying to diet without lean meat and vegetables. Instead you went on the Twinkie diet. Sure, you might lose weight (if you ate few enough Twinkies) but it would probably be a pretty miserable experience.

Like meat and vegetables are to diet, the deadlift is to strength training. What muscles does the deadlift work?

Oh, how about damn near all of them.

The equipment required to dead is a bar and some plates, which should be common at every gym and is also something that can be had at the house.

If your current program doesn't have deadlifts, question your program.
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    Definitely enjoyed this! Deadlifting is a great exercise to perform if you are short on time!
    1600 days ago
    I looooove deadlifts!!! before reading this I thought they were only for legs! gonna make sure this is a staple on my weekly leg days
    1748 days ago
  • CLEE2830
    Great information! Thanks for sharing!
    1748 days ago
    Great points--I love me some deadlifts. And sorry, but I have to be the one to go there--what kind of mind came up with the weightlifting terms 'power snatches' and 'clean and jerks'?
    1748 days ago
    I love deadlifts. I prefer to do one legged deadlifts over the standard two. I find doing deadlifts while balancing on one leg adds a huge degree of difficulty to the exercise and uses even more muscle groups if that's possible.
    1754 days ago
    Power cleans are an acceptable answer. We will also accept power snatches, snatches, and clean & jerks.
    1762 days ago
    There's one reason not to deadlift: because it's power clean day!!!!!

    1762 days ago
    I agree.
    After 6 months of weight lifting, I gained a lot of muscle especially on my abs, back and inner thigh, without getting any bigger (neither body measurements nor weight).
    I like deadlifts very much, because there are easy to learn and safe, and no special equipment is needed.
    I read fatal weight lifting accidents are very rare but all happened during moving the weight over head and neck in bench press, so I'm not doing that ever.
    Also, doing squats at home is a challenge because I don't have a rack so I have to lift the barbell over my head and back, and of course I can lift less over my head than what I can squat. But that's OK, because it makes sure I don't injure myself with too heavy weights.
    emoticon for directing my attention towards weight lifting!
    1764 days ago
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