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The ULTIMATE Deadlift Tutorial! (DO THIS!)

How to Get Better At Deadlifting

The deadlift is a highly effective strength training exercise that targets multiple muscle groups, including the glutes, hamstrings, and back. Not only does it build strength and power, but it also improves overall fitness and can even help to prevent injury. In this blog post, we’ll go over everything you need to know about deadlifting, including how to perform the exercise properly, its benefits, and some common mistakes to avoid.

To begin, let’s talk about how to properly execute a deadlift. First, stand with your feet hip-width apart, and position a barbell on the ground in front of you. Keep your shoulders back and your chest up as you bend down to grab the bar with an overhand grip, just outside your legs. Make sure to keep your back straight(ish) and avoid rounding your shoulders as you lift the bar off the ground (trying to stay efficient). 

As you lift, keep the bar close to your body, and drive your heels into the ground to stand up straight. At the top of the movement, squeeze your glutes and engage your core to maintain a stable, upright position. Hold the bar at the top for a moment, then slowly lower it back to the ground, keeping your back straight and your abs engaged.

If you have trouble keeping the bar close to your body, try the drill above with a resistance band for feedback. This can help you engage the muscles you need during the movement, and force you to pull the barbell closer to your body. 

Deadlifting has many benefits, including increased strength and muscle mass in the legs, hips, and back. It can also improve posture and balance, and can be a good exercise for improving overall functional movement and athletic performance. Additionally, deadlifting can increase bone density and reduce the risk of injury in the lower body. It can also improve cardiovascular health and burn a significant number of calories, making it a valuable addition to any fitness routine.

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