Deadlifts

deadliftThe target muscles of the deadlift are, well, all of them. The secondary muscles of the deadlift are all the rest.

What muscles does it train? The deadlift involves the grip, arms, shoulders, upper back, lower back, abs, neck, and legs. It particularly makes strong the lower back and the posterior chain. These are the muscle that drive hip extension, such as is involved in most basic athletic movements like running, punching, and jumping.

What’s the proper form? Proper Deadlift form starts with the weight on the floor. Pull the bar until you’ve locked your hips and knees. Return it to the floor by moving your hips back first and then bending your knees. Rest a second between reps and repeat. To Deadlift with proper form means with your lower back neutral. Rounding your lower spine during heavy Deadlifts is dangerous for your back. It squeezes your spinal discs and can cause injuries like herniated discs. Proper deadlift form increases effectiveness. Moving the bar in a vertical line shortens the distance the weight travels from floor to top.

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