The Deadlift is one of the best answers to the question “how strong are you?”. Every muscle in your body from your ankles up to the back of your head is challenged, and thus developed, in some capacity by a correctly performed deadlift. If you want to make a lot of things very strong, very quickly at the same time, you need to be deadlifting.
The movement itself is incredibly beneficial to your life outside the gym too. It’s hard to think of anything more fundamental and useful than bending over, and picking up a really heavy object.
Picking things up is likely something you’ve had to do at some point in your life – be it your groceries, your child, your sofa or perhaps your comatose friend who needs to get off your sofa and get the hell out of your apartment. You’ll probably have to pick things up again at some point too, and you’ll save yourself at least a couple of back injuries over the next few decades by getting really, really good at deadlifting in the gym.
So, let’s talk about how to do it right: