The deadlift is one of the best exercises to perform when discussing full-body engagement within a single movement. Now, does that mean you should start deadlifting 7 days a week? No. But, the deadlift is an effective, full-body movement targeting everything from your traps to your lower back and down to your hamstrings.
The deadlift is an effective basic exercise used widely for developing massively thick erector muscles of the spine. It is mechanically simple, but it requires a huge amount of effort, probably only second to squats. It can be both a blessing and a curse.
The stiff-leg deadlift is an effective basic exercise that has superior effects for firming the erector muscles of the spine. If you do the exercise correctly, the back will become strong and straight, and even the hamstrings will benefit from each repetition.
Building a bigger, stronger, and wider back is something many of us desire, but don’t know where to begin. Cable Rows and Lat-Pulldowns are two of the most common exercises people perform when it comes to back training. Unfortunately, this is where back training begins and ends for many individuals.
The wider and thicker your back is, the more jacked you look. Building your back will also make you stronger in all your lifts, and can help prevent future injuries. When you think of exercises that train the back, you may gravitate towards the typical exercises like rows or pulldowns. And while those exercises definitely work, here are 5 exercises that you probably aren’t doing on your back day – but will help you get bigger, and stronger, in a hurry.
Here are four exercises that I do on every back day without fail. Keep in mind, I’ve trained back at least three days a week for the past two years. As always, you want to start with the minimum required volume to still achieve adaptation benchmarks.
After you’ve blasted legs with the best lifts for muscle growth, move on to the lower body. Here are the best lifts for chest, shoulders and back.