“DEADLIFTS WORK MORE MUSCLES THAN ALMOST ANY OTHER EXERCISE” SCREAMS text on the demonstration video included in an article by SHAPE.com. by Sara Angle, “How to Do a Conventional Dumbbell Deadlift with Proper Form”.
Muscles targeted by the conventional deadlift, shown in the video, include the posterior chain (glutes, hamstrings, lower back), core, and quads (quadriceps femoris). So, doing just this one exercise gets you more bang for your fitness buck. It’s kind of a fitness buy-one-get-five deal.
The move is not complicated, but correct form is essential to prevent injuries from occurring, especially when heavier weights are used. Angle cautions readers to start with light weights and work up to heavier dumbbells.
Those wishing to start lifting free weights may find the conventional deadlift an ideal exercise for starting to work on that goal. You may discover you love this kind of strength training. Because mastering the technique and performing it regularly will improve functional strength, it has practical value as well.
This article/demo is valuable, to use now or to file for future reference.
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