Stop Doing the Same Workouts!
Performing the same weight training routine will make each workout session less and less effective. Evey gym I have been to I see same people doing the same workouts week after week, and month after month. While I don’t know the exact details of their workout, I see these people never changing their workouts and thus never changing their bodies.
What happened to the deadlift? This used to be a staple exercise for all lifters, including bodybuilder types and athletes. Of course, this lift is essential for power lifters and typically they are the few that I see performing the deadlift in the gym. So why is this crucial exercise being excluded from training programs everywhere? There is a major risk factor, but only if you approach the exercise incorrectly. Its benefits when done correctly can result in some of the best strength gains for all exercisers.
The fitness industry is full of hype. Hype for the new, never seen, developed by the most brilliant minds to tone, tighten, and get you the body you’ve always wanted. Heard this before? Every few years a theme comes along and makes people believe this new workout regimen is the best and only way to workout. Almost all of these fads do not include the deadlift and just because we haven’t heard about it in years, doesn’t mean it is an obsolete exercise. In fact it is the best exercise to work the posterior chain muscles. Think of the major muscles on your backside: glutes, hamstrings, back. These will get a great workout along with the quads and stabilizer muscles (abdominal muscles, including the tva, and many more). Your back, especially erector spinae, will see major improvements in strength.
In fact these are commonly weak muscles with many people. Considering how we live or I should say how we sit, deadlifts can be a great exercise to strengthen those underused muscles neglected in our daily life.
Jerry Yuhara, CPT, CES, CMT #75123
4193 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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