Originally published 27 Feb 16 | Updated: 26 Apr 18
The deadlift or ‘bent-knee deadlift’ is arguably the most effective, resistance exercise you can perform.
It requires the use of almost every muscle in the body, with particular emphasis on your back, core, quads, glutes, hamstrings and shoulders.
Unfortunately it is an exercise very few people perform through fear of hurting their back or aggravating a pre-existing injury.
However it is for these reasons the deadlift is so important, and why you should incorporate it into your workouts.