The Perfect Strength Training Exercise…The Deadlift


deadliftThe deadlift is a strength training exercise where a loaded barbell is lifted from a stabilized bent over position from the floor to the level of your hips and then lowered by a controlled effort to the floor.

One of the goals of my “Strong Men Stay Young” program is to help men reverse the sometimes devastating effects on their male health that results from sagging testosterone levels.

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.

This means that if you want to get serious about improving your situation, you need to take a serious look at the deadlift.

The deadlift has been around for a long time but it has not always been known by that name.

In the late 1800’s an advertisement came out promoting a simple exercise machine called the Health Lift. It was a very simple exercise. You piled heavy objects onto a machine and then you lift it up.

This simple effective work-out improved strength, fitness and health goals 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 unrivalled in its simplicity and impact while unique in its capacity for increasing head to toe strength. The deadlift builds bone strength and is a great “anti-aging” remedy.

If you wish to retain your mobility and freedom, you need to include this exercise in your fitness program.

The deadlift is the shortcut to decreasing body fat, recovering lost lean body mass, increasing strength, and revving up metabolism. It’s also the perfect solution to rehabilitate your back and maintain functional independence as a senior.

If you want to live longer you need to be performing some amount of strength-training each week, especially if you hope to live out your later years with excellent cardiovascular health which unfortunately seems to be the exception today and not the rule. 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…not just during periods on intense exercise.

The “King of Exercises” is one of the best exercises you can do. Done correctly it can be a very beneficial exercise. You stand with a loaded barbell in front of you on the floor. You grip it and lift the weight with straight arms till you are standing in a conventional upright position.

When you strength train with the deadlift, you utilize your back muscles to hold your spine in position and your large gluteal (backside muscles) and leg muscles to pull the weight off the ground. In addition, with this exercise, just about every other muscle in your body works to stabilize your posture, stabilize the weight or transfer power from your legs and gluteal to your hands to lift the weight. Even your hands get a major workout.

This is an absolutely safe exercise to perform when done correctly and is really productive. However, you do need to learn the best practices. Strong Men Stay Young includes a whole book on the specific exercise. Don’t wait one more day to begin shaping the body you’ve always dreamed about. Start simple…the deadlift is your answer.

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