When it comes to strength training, the weightlifting deadlift is an unrivaled exercise. Traditional deadlifts can work wonders on your lower back, hamstrings, and more! But sometimes, we can easily get burnt out by doing the same exercise repeatedly. And we know that for many beginners, deadlifting can be intimidating.
If you’re not familiar with deadlifts, we have an excellent blog on all of the basics. To recap: when beginning your deadlift, start off in a stance with your feet hip width apart. Once you’ve got a good grip and a solid form, you’re ready to begin.
Weightlifting isn’t easy. It takes serious work to build muscles and improve your physical fitness. Many exercises may seem simple, like the bench press, but they are often harder than they look. Before newbies tack on weight and challenge themselves, it’s important to nail down the basics of the bench press. As a part of our ongoing Weightlifting 101 series, we’ll go over the fundamentals of the bench press, the significance of this exercise, and variations you should include in future workouts.
Sticking to a fitness regimen can be hard, especially when you’re doing the same exercises over and over again. One of the best ways to adhere to your fitness goals is by mixing up your workouts and trying new exercises. So, why not try something new on leg day? In weightlifting, squats wear the crown, but that doesn’t mean you have to do the same traditional squat exercise with every leg day. Here are some squat variations that can drastically change your leg day.