One exercise that will transform your body. The Deadlift

One exercise that will transform your body. The Deadlift

Looking to build muscle, raise your metabolism and lose weight? One sure fire way to change the way your whole body looks is by deadlifting.

Why is the deadlift so effective?

The more muscle you have, the more fat you can burn. Deadlifting is a great way to transform fat into muscle.

By carrying out between 3-5 reps of deadlifts and several sets, you will tire quickly. This feels like you’ve had a cardio workout as well as a strength session.

But aside from losing weight, deadlifts will alter the overall shape of your body.

How does it change my body shape?

Demanding a tremendous effort from your body leads to dramatic changes. The proper deadlift form requires that you tighten your whole body from the start, right through the whole process. As long as you’re consistent and you deadlift with great form, you’ll have a stronger, fitter body.

Keeping your core very tight when deadlifting helps you build a stronger core and your spine will become far more stable.

Your upper back, forearms and biceps will all get bigger and your overall body posture will be much improved, meaning you walk taller.

The strength in your arms will develop, and the rest of your body will take shape as it hones from the strength work.

How much deadlifting should I do to see results?

Try to aim from three to five deadlift sessions a week, and try and increase in volume up to 25-50 reps each session.

Before long you’ll have the body shape of the top fitness pros.

 


The Author

Laura Briggs

Laura is a fitness writer who loves running, strength training, Pilates and Yoga. When she's got time to herself you might find her knitting, or in the kitchen trying out an elaborate recipe - healthy of course!.

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