- A deadlift is an exercise wherein you pick up a weighted barbell off the floor. It is considered to be one of the purest forms of weightlifting, simply because you’re lifting up something and putting it back down
- Deadlifts look like they put a lot of stress on your body — and they do. But as long as they’re done properly the risk of injury is minimal. The key is to practice good form, especially if you’re a beginner
- According to research published in BMC Sports Science, Medicine & Rehabilitation, deadlifts target many muscles over large ranges of motion, such as the quads, hamstrings, glutes and hips
- The weight you can deadlift is important as it dictates how strong you are when it comes to performing this maneuver. If you’re just starting out, figure your one-rep max (1RM), which is the heaviest weight you can lift for one repetition
A compound exercise is a type of movement that involves various muscle groups, such as the squat. The main benefit of this type of exercise is that it can help burn more calories, improve coordination and boost heart health. Furthermore, a compound exercise helps simulate real-life movements compared to an isolation exercise.
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