If you are an athlete that doesn't regularly incorporate Deadlifts into your training, you're missing out. Perhaps you have never been taught proper form, which is a great reason NOT to do deadlift, as proper form and focus is imperative. I encourage all non-deadlifters to learn proper form ASAP (visit a weighlifting or CrossFit coach) and incorporate this exercise immediately. In the interest of your time, I linked up a video below that most eloquently explains and illustrates why this is the case.
The benefits extend (sorry) far beyond strengthening your posterior chain. Check out the short video below from CrossFit founder Greg Glassman as he explains WHY the deadlift is one of the top two most beneficial exercises, and what this means for YOU, regardless of your age or health and fitness goals.
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