On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, you’re going to learn 3 reasons why deadlifts are the best exercise, regardless of your goals.
Before we get started, when you hear the word “strength”, what exercise do you associate with it most?
Let me know in the comment section below.
If I had to associate one exercise with strength, it would be the deadlift.
If your goal is to:
The deadlift can do it all.
Here’s a step-by-step exercise demonstration on how to do a barbell deadlift properly.
So, are you using this move?
The deadlift is also one of the most important lifts everyone should be doing, regardless of your goals.
Here are 3 reasons why deadlifts are the best exercise.
The deadlift is a movement that is so applicable to everyday life.
Think about it.
How many times do you bend over to pick something up throughout the day?
That’s the same movement when completing a deadlift.
If you are a beginner to deadlifts, start with these deadlift progressions for beginners.
This makes the deadlift a very functional, everyday movement.
The deadlift is also one of the few exercises that builds and strengthens a lot of muscles in the entire body, at the same time.
Deadlifts help build and strengthen your:
It also strengthens pretty much every other large and small muscle in the posterior chain.
In addition to being a great strength builder, since so many large muscles are incorporated with the deadlift, it also burns a pile of calories.
This also makes deadlifts one of the best fat burning exercises as well.
As my Afterburn graduates and trainees can attest, deadlifts are an exercise that significantly maximizes the Afterburn Effect.
Once again, this is because so many muscles are used to perform the movement.
This significantly raises the amount of oxygen your body uses during the post-workout recovery period.
This excessive oxygen consumption increases your metabolic rate, thus making your body burn more calories at rest.
In other words, you’ll be burning a lot of fat, even while you sleep.
That’s the beauty of the Afterburn Effect.
Deadlifts also creates a lot of lactate, which then increases the fat burning hormone known as growth hormone.
These are just a few of the many health benefits associated with the deadlift.
Deadlifts are one of the best:
That’s right, it’s not just a “leg exercise”.
In other words, whatever your training goals are, the deadlift is your best friend.
So if you’re not doing them yet, start deadlifting today.
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