Deadlifts and Why Women Should Do Them

20 Mar

Deadlifting can be intimidating at first, but the benefits surely outweigh the intimidation. First, before beginning any exercise program, make sure you are cleared by your doctor. Once you get the go ahead to start training, get direction from an exercise professional who can instruct you with proper form and control for this exercise. The many muscle groups involved in this movement make it one of the best functional movements you can do to improve your strength, posture, and muscular endurance.

  1. Boost Confidence

Not only will doing a deadlift improve your strength, but the mental toughness needed to pick up heavy things from the ground will give you that boost of confidence that will spill into other parts of your life. A routine that involves challenging movements will push you further than you are comfortable, and in doing so, new-found confidence can be discovered.

2. Get the metabolism firing

A compound movement such as this, incorporating the large muscles of your back (latissimus dorsi, trapezius muscles, erector spinae, iliocostalis, quadratus lumborum,  just to name a few), the glute muscles (the strongest in the body being the gluteus maximus), the hamstrings, the muscles of your shoulders, and abdominals only cover the minimum of muscles worked in this extremely powerful movement. The perk to working so many muscles at one time goes far beyond feeling good and will kick up your metabolism to make you a fat-burning machine, making your body burn even more calories for up to 48-hours post-exercise.


3. Improve your strength and endurance

It is obvious that strength is a big component to a big lift like this. The focus this movement takes will help you to improve your overall muscular strength, grip and muscular endurance. If you’re looking to decrease your running time to get ready for a race or event, making deadlifts part of your program can help get you there.

4. Improve your posture

You may wonder how a move like this can help to improve your posture. Strengthening the many muscle groups involved in pulling weight from the floor requires a certain amount of mobility in your hamstrings and shoulders. The form used in a deadlift, when done right, after a proper warm-up, will incorporate the muscled discussed above, strengthening your shoulders, back, abdominals, gluteus muscles, giving you the ability to sit tall, walk tall and improved abdominal control.

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