The deadlift is one of the most effective lifts one can do to develop total body strength. There is a tremendous amount of muscular recruitment both in the upper and lower body as well as a tremendous demand on core strength. For most of us, the deadlift is our heaviest lift because of the mechanical leverage and amount of muscle used. Picking something up off the ground is something we will always want the capacity to do.
Variations of the Deadlift to Increase Performance
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