With the #deadlift
you train multiple #muscle
groups in the body, just like the squat for example which is also a 'big' exercise (compound) because it appeals to several large muscle groups. You train, among other things, the quadriceps and hamstrings (upper legs, front and back), gluteus maximus (large gluteal muscle), trapezius and latissimus dorsi (lower back and long straight back muscles). The biceps, triceps and brachiallis (arm and shoulder muscles) are also addressed because you have to move a relatively high weight in the right posture. With this last mentioned reason you should also use your abdominal muscles and during the whole exercise there will be a slight tension.
As you can see, these are many muscle groups that have to work together. The deadlift is therefore often used in combination with other sports to improve the explosiveness and balance.
Moreover, when you reach a plateau with different specific exercises, or with the difficulty of specific exercises, the deadlift can make an excellent contribution to breaking this platform. This is because both the large (above) and small muscle groups are appealing and stimulating. This neurological effect ensures better control of the same small muscle groups in the other exercises.
Most inexperienced athletes do not start with the deadlift, because they think they will give themselves an injury or that they do not know the benefits. This is not entirely unjustified. For large exercises such as the deadlift but also the squat, for example, it is extremely important to perform the right range of movement and intensity in the following sequence. With the right movement you will be able to control and address the muscles in a controlled way, and with the right intensity (or read: volume) you will stimulate the desired training stimulus that should lead progression.#highperformancecoach #highperformancelifestyle #entrepreneur #naarden #bussum #laren #overloadworldwide