Let Me Introduce You To The King Of Exercises

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Strength-training is the key to maintaining your body in a healthy low-fat state because it elevates your metabolism (through muscle building) so that your body burns fat around the clock and not just during the periods that you are exercising.

There are TWO very good reasons for dedicating a report to a single exercise and then including that report in Strong Men Stay Young.

The first of these reasons is the following:

There is no better way to stimulate testosterone production than to perform a full-body exercise that calls upon almost all of the muscles in your body.

The second reason:

The best way to transform your body is simple: Pick up a heavy weight and put it down.

First, a little history lesson about this exercise, since it has been around for some time but has not always been known as the “deadlift”.

An advertisement in the late 1800s promoted a simple exercise machine called the Health Lift. The original lift – was believed to provide the only physical fitness exercise a man needed. It was a very simple exercise. Pile heavy objects onto a machine, and then lift it up.

Workout completed – strength, fitness and health improved – instantly.

Today that exercise has come to be known as the deadlift. And it is still king of all exercises for developing total overall body strength and building health in both men and women.

The deadlift is the most basic of essential human movements and is unrivaled in its simplicity and impact while unique in its capacity for increasing head to toe strength.

If a person were to do little more than deadlift, they would most certainly stay very functional and possess good strength. The simple task of squatting to the floor and picking up an object represents baseline functionality.

This most basic measure of strength represents youthful vitality and independence. When someone can no longer squat and pick up their belongings, their strength and therefore their independence is gone. Game over.

The deadlift builds not only muscle strength but bone strength as well and is a great “anti-aging” remedy because it stimulates the release of human growth hormone to make every cell in your body younger. Not just a little bit younger, but a whole lot younger.

Regardless of whether your fitness goals are to “rev up” your metabolism, increase strength or recover lost lean body mass, decrease body fat, rehabilitate your back, improve athletic performance, or maintain functional independence as a senior, the deadlift is a marked shortcut to that end.

It also has a special appeal. Simply picking a weight off the floor, and engaging all major muscle groups in the process, has a special primeval appeal – standing and holding the weight also promotes a feeling of immense power.

I personally do it once, sometimes twice a week and have done it for the last 20 something years as although I cannot prevent getting older, I can prevent getting “old”.

This exercise is a very basic foundational core exercise and it will set your internal furnace up to burn more calories throughout the rest of the day more than any other exercise. This is of course when performed properly with the right amount of intensity (degree of effort used).

To the detriment of millions, the deadlift is infrequently used and seldom seen either by most of the exercising public and/or, believe it or not, by athletes.

It might be that the deadlift’s name has scared away the masses; its older name, “the healthlift,” was a better choice for this perfect movement.

It is also, quite simply, no more than the safe and sound approach by which any object should be lifted from the ground. The deadlift, being no more than picking a thing off the ground.

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The deadlift’s primal functionality, whole-body nature, delivers such a quick boost in general strength and sense of power that are simply unmatched in any other exercise.

 

It’s a shame that fear of the deadlift abounds (and often used as an excuse), but like fear of the squat, it is groundless. No exercise or regimen will protect the back from the potential injuries of sport and life or the certain ravages of time like the deadlift.

 

Lots of guy (and women too) don’t do these and the reason for this is because they are hard!

 

If you do no other physical activity, incorporate this “second to none” exercise in your life and watch your body and health transform.

 

If necessary get a fitness professional to show you how to do it correctly or go back to the home page on this website and grab my Strong Men Stay Young program where the deadlift report explains how and when to do it and even has a video demonstration.

 

Still not convinced? Here are 11 benefits:

 

1. Deadlifts burn a ton of calories and absolutely blast body fat
2. Deadlifts improve posture
3. Deadlifts build total body strength
4. Deadlifts work many muscle groups in one simple movement: the calves, quads, hamstrings, butt, arms, core, lower/middle/upper back, traps, and shoulders
5. Deadlifts sculpt the entire core – obliques, upper abs, lower abs, transverse absominis (aka the inner abs, which sucks everything in tight)
6. Deadlifts increase the release of muscle-building hormones, such as HGH and testosterone
7. Deadlifts are extremely safe when done with correct form. Unlike squats or the bench press, you don’t risk being pinned under a heavy weight. If your forearms or back give out you can bail and drop the weight safely
8. Deadlifts prevent injury. They strengthen the back and prevent lower back pain
9. Deadlifts have practical, real life application. Have you ever lifted a heavy TV or box off the floor? You’re deadlifting
10.Deadlifts are a high-intensity cardiovascular workout. They work your heart and help raise VO2Max — your body’s ability to transport and use oxygen during exercise (it’s an indicator of your level of cardiovascular fitness)
11.Deadlifts require very limited equipment. All you need is a barbell and some plates. Dumbbells work too.

One of the goals of the Strong Men Stay Young program is to help men reverse the sometimes devastating effects on their male health that results from sagging testosterone levels. That means if you want to get serious about improving this situation, you need to take a serious look at performing the king of all exercises…the deadlift.

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