If you don’t get the deadlift wrong, it will build mass like no other machine or workout while keeping all of your muscle groups strong. As the squat does rank the best exercise ever (for size builders), the deadlift can truly get you the results like no other movement out there. Deadlifting will strengthen your entire back area and all the muscles surrounding them. It is also very effective for building the core strength that can support every other muscle group that is major.
Core strength is a component that supports the body in every movement and position it gets into, and the deadlift helps strengthen it.
Even though there is a lot of good exercises like the squat or even the bench press, the deadlift is special for a number of reasons, and is a very necessary add on to any program for any person that wants to build muscle and get stronger.
Here are some of the deadlift’s advantages:
- It requires minimum equipment and preparation.
- It builds core stability, targeting all major muscle groups (mentioned above) that are responsible for core strength. Doing deadlifts correctly help hold your back straight, because the exercise demands that you hold a straight back during the lifting. It also strengthens your back’s supporting muscle areas: the waist, hips, and lower back.
- It works a lot more muscles at the same time.
- It’s safe in a unique way, as there is no risk of getting pinned while trying to lift the maximum weight, and if you do it correctly, it will not stress any major joint.
- It applies to real life situations; if you’re lifting objects from the ground, that movement will be enhanced through classic deadlifting. If you get really good at deadlifting, you could even lift that furniture all by yourself!
- It has a unique and special appeal, making you feel as if you’ve just ripped a big tree from the ground.
- It helps develop cardio fitness, but that is valid only for high intensity deadlifts, because they tax the body like no other exercise.