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Deadlift Variations for Leg Muscles

  By posted Jul 7th 2014
Diet & Fitness

Deadlift Variations for Leg Muscles

Doing a deadlift is not as easy as push-ups. Deadlifts are quite an intensive exercise and not recommended if you don't have a professional to guide you. Instead of running, jogging, walking or even cycling for weight loss and attaining slender and firm legs, go all out and do deadlifts. Here's how deadlifts can help you.


The deadlift is a weight training exercise and is one of the three major exercises, along with the bench press and squat. There's a popular notion that any form of weight training exercise will make you look bulky. Get a good personal trainer and he or she will banish false stereotypes like these for good. Read further, about the 20 Myths on Weight Training you should not believe.


Muscles involved in Deadlifts:


1) Quadriceps
2) Hamstrings
3) Gluteus
4) Hip
5) Lower Back Muscles
6) Lats
7) Trapezius
8) Forearms



Why You Should Do Deadlifts:

There are several benefits associated with deadlifts:


1) Improves balance and functionality of the body.
2) Improves cardiovascular system.
3) Builds muscle.
4) Improves posture.
5) Boosts stamina.


To do deadlifts you need proper form to avoid injuries. Read here, about How to Do a Proper Deadlift?

Variations of Deadlifts:


1) Sumo Deadlifts

Sumo


2) Straight-Leg Deadlift

straight_leg


3) Stiff-Leg Deadlift

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