Most people that follow my Facebook post notice that I post a lot of videos of my clients doing the Deadlift. I've been a trainer for over 28 years and I'm amazed at how many women I have met over the years who are afraid of the Deadlift. Even at the NCAA Division I athletic level I met quite a bit of women who was afraid of the movement. I suspect that there are a few reasons that so many are afraid: one is fear of getting hurt (having never been introduced to the movement), fear of heavy weights, and most importantly, not understanding the many great benefits to the Deadlift when done with proper form and technique.
The Deadlift is one of the safest movements performed in the gym. Unlike the Squat, you don't have to worry about your legs giving out and the weight collapsing on you, possibly causing spinal injury. The same holds true for the most popular lift in the gym, the Bench Press. The beauty of the Deadlift is if you can't lift it simply drop it.
Below are just a few benefits of the Deadlift:
1. Increases Fat Burning
2. Helps with better Posture
3. It works the three major muscle groups (Hip, knees and lower back)
4. It helps with building the gluteus maximus(Butt)
5. It helps build your cardio endurance
6. It's a highly functional movement and it mimics real life movements
7. Deadlifting helps with abdominal development
8. The Deadlift helps boost testosterone (no worries ladies you don't produce enough to gain
mass so keep deadlifting)
9. Deadlifts helps with running speed, that includes you too long distance runners
10. Deadlifts help build a strong back
So now that you can see the many great benefits of the Deadlift start adding it in your routine and I guarantee you will see your strength start to increase in all your lifts. However, ladies, you cannot be afraid to challenge yourself as far as increasing your poundages on the bar. If you are interested in learning how to learn proper weightlifting techniques and building strength for fitness or athletics please contact me via email or call.