DO YOU EVEN DEADLIFT?

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If not, you should!!! (unless you have an injury that prevents you from it)

Why Deadlift?

1.           Work More Muscles

2.           Gain Strength

3.           Gain lean Muscle

4.           Improve Core Stability

5.           Improve Posture

Deadlifting Options

You can use...

1.            Dumbbells

2.            Barbells

3.            Olympic Bar

4.            Resistance Bands

5.            Smith Machine

Each of these has its benefits and I like to switch it up. A lot of people have a lot of negative stuff to say about the Smith machine and deadlifts. But I like it when I'm going lighter and focusing on squeezing my glutes more since I lean back a lot to really squeeze my glutes. People think you can only deadlift like old school bodybuilders on the Olympic bar but we all have different goals and ways of training. I found it easier for my clients to start on the Smith Machine so they can focus on the form and not hurt themselves. Starting light and working your way up in weight is smart. Don't go full blown crazy heavy for the first time, always work your way up in weight and find what weight is best for you.

 

 

My Favorite 5 Deadlifts....

•             Sumo Deadlift- This is great for inner thighs and glutes.

•             Wide Stiff Leg- This is great for hamstrings and glutes. (I recommend to people struggling with     cellulite on thighs)

•             Deadlift- This is great for complete lower body workout.

•             Narrow Stiff Leg- This is another amazing one for hamstring and glutes. (great to fight off               cellulite)

•             Single Leg Deadlift- Is amazing for quads and glutes.

 

About Tana Ashlee

A personal trainer and motivational fitness figure, Tana Ashlee is a social media sensation. With certification in personal training (ACE), Sports Nutrition and Flexible Eating (IFFA), Integrative Health and Nutrition (IIN) and Yoga (ACE), Tana shares her knowledge of all things fitness and health related with her fans, readers and online training clients.