Along with Squats , Deadlifts are one of the most affective exercises you can do in the gym. You just have to be mindful when doing them as it is easy to get wrapped up with what you lift & potentially injure yourself.

If you are not doing them. Here are some of the main reasons as to why you should be.

More Muscles Worked

The Deadlift works more muscles than any other exercise, including the squat. The lift engages all of the major muscle group. The Deadlift works your lower and upper body, including all of your back muscles.

Increases Hormones

By doing at least 8 to 10 repetitions of Deadlifts with significant weight, you can increase the amount of testosterone and growth hormone produced by your body. Testosterone increases muscle growth and improves muscle repair while growth hormone, which is produced by your pituitary gland, promotes tissue healing, bone strength, muscle growth and fat loss.

Improved Grip Strength

Deadlifts are renowned for their ability to build massive amounts of grip strength, & for a 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.

Increased Cardio

Believe it or not, doing 10 repetitions of Deadlifts will increase your cardiovascular ability. You might want to make sure you have somewhere to sit down when you’re done.

Better Posture

Deadlifting increases your core strength and adds to core stability. Deadlifting targets all of the muscles responsible for your posture and enables you to keep your back straighter during regular daily activities.