Thursday, 19 May 2016

Maximum Results Minumum Time spent in the gym. THE DEADLIFT


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Maximum Results Minimum Time Spent in THE gym, The Deadlift.

The Deadlift is one of our favourite exercises here at GM-Fitness.
whether it be the Straight leg Deadlift or the Bent leg deadlift the benefits truly are phenomenal.
The Deadlift when preformed with correct technique is by far one of the best exercises to do, This of course is my opinion.
A deadlift session uses many of the major muscle groups.
The Legs.
The Glutes
Your Abdominals
Shoulders
Chest and Back.
Why would you not incorporate this exercise if you can hit so many muscles in one smooth movement.

The deadlift can be preformed with an Olympic bar, Free weights even kettle bells, Also if you are training at home or in the park and wish to train without carrying heavy weights, The deadlift is just as effective if you choose to use a resistant band.

Below please find a break down of how to correctly preform the Deadlift.
I personally recommend you use a mirror to watch your form, Or if you are training with a partner please ask them to watch your posture.
  • Walk to the bar. Stand with your mid-foot under the bar.
  • Take hold of  the bar. Narrow, about shoulder-width apart. …
  • Bend your knees. Keep going until your shins touch the bar. …
  • Lift your chest. Straighten your back. .. brace your abdominals
  • Pull. Take a big breath, hold it and stand up.

The benefits we achieve from the Deadlift
Fat Burning  ( Big smiles all around)
Improved Posture ( Stronger Core and back muscles, Hopefully no more rounded shoulders)
More muscles worked ( Compound exercise, Exercising several muscles in one movement)
Will increase your overall strength( Functional fitness, Lifting those shopping bags will hopefully appear easier)
The exercise is safe as long as its preformed correctly ( No getting stuck under the bar)
Deadlifts are known for their ability to build  grip strength, and for good reason. Your fingers are literally the only things connecting you to the weight of the bar. Your forearms have to work incredibly hard as you progress in weight to keep the bar from falling out of your hands. Subsequently your grip strength grows by leaps and bounds.” ( this is something my clients are finding out)
Deadlifts help to increase hormones, promotes tissue healing, bone strength, muscle growth and fat loss.
The deadlift is great For overall Health, fitness, and wellbeing.
You truly feel great after a deadlift session.

I hope you have enjoyed todays Read.
GM-Fitness will return Soon.
Thank you.
Coach Mel Myles