10 Reasons to Start Deadlifting

Get ready for some serious lower body growth.

Jacob Søndergaard
Screaming optional.Photo by Cronfeld.
The Deadlift is the best exercise free weight exercise for lower body growth. The exercise works your quads, hamstrings, glutes, spinal erectors, abs, traps, and upper lats. However, Deadlifts are extremely taxing on the body and mind and so many recreational lifters do not perform this hardcore movement. I personally believe that every man, woman, and child on this planet should be performing the deadlift.

 Here are 10 reasons to start deadlifting :


  1. You pick stuff off the ground on a daily basis
  2. You pull stuff out of the trunk of your car
  3. You lift things and carry them up stairs
  4. You walk on a daily basis
  5. The most common injury for middle-aged men occurs in the lower back
  6. Works your abs better than a sit-up
  7. Works more muscle groups than the squat or the bench press
  8. Safer on your joints than the squat or the bench press
  9. You need to lift up your couch when you move out of your parent's basement in order to save money on movers
  10. The exercise will quadruple your natural testosterone and GH levels.

Ok, so what exactly is a deadlift? 

A deadlift is a movement where you pick up a barbell off the floor. Simple? Yes? Not really. There is a lot that goes into this seemingly easy movement, and, honestly the best way to learn is by actually performing the movement. Here's how you do it:

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Parth Shah

Parth Shah is a Strength Consultant based in New Hyde Park, New York and is currently going through his own personal physique transformation. Find out more at Shah Training.

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