If you don’t lift weights, you’re probably wondering what the hell I’m talking about or why this is a big deal.
Well, let me you what it is, correction, show you. I found this video on YouTube that’s a pretty good overview; I used the mixed grip he demonstrates, for me, that’s really helped me increase my weight.
The deadlift is a beast of an exercise. It works your hamstrings, your back and your core. Looking to build up your booty? This will help.
On the flip side, here’s a video of what NOT to do. Please don’t try this at home, or the gym, or your friend’s basement. Seriously, you could get hurt. I cringe just watching it.
I’ve lifted weights for many years, but it’s just been in the last couple that I’ve aimed to lift more weight. And one of my goals was a 200 pound deadlift.
I should tell you I’m not a serious bodybuilder, i.e., I’ve never done a competition, unlikely I ever will. I lift for strength, to get and stay strong. I’ve tried various ways to stay in shape: Yoga, martial arts, Pilates, aerobics, running, but no matter what else I’ve tried, weightlifting has been a constant, a fitness staple, just like eggs or potatoes are within a diet.
I can’t get over how satisfying it was to hit this target. I appreciate just how strong my body is and what it can do. Now, though, I need to start thinking of my next target deadlift weight. Maybe 300 pounds by the end of the year? Okay, by the end of 2016 then.