Sunday, January 16, 2011
Deadlifts are unfortunately another exercise that have been plagued with a bad reputation, the only injuries that can occur are associated with improper lifting technique. Just because you do squats, that also isn't an excuse to skip dealifts! Squats work more on your legs, where as deadlifts work more for your back.
The deadlift is another great exercise that ranks up top along with Squats. It is a whole body exercise. It incorporates your grip strength, working your arms. It gives your legs a good workout and helps to build one hell of a strong back! The rest of the muscles are used in stabilization. This lift is also one of the most useful in real life situations because of it's transferable strength and helping prevent injuries to your lower back. With the amount of weight that can be lifted, most likely the highest of all your exercises, you'd be stupid to give up the anabolic effects of lifting heavy!
It is important to get master the correct technique before the weights start to build up, ask someone that you can trust to check your form. Here is a couple links to help:
Posted by southpaw at 8:39 PM