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Why are they so good? As many of my clients and acquaintances will know, I am the world's biggest fan of deadlifts! They are quite simply the best exercise around, nothing truly tests your mental and physical strength quite like the deadlift. On this note, I have decided to highlight some of the key benefits to this beast of an exercise and some key teaching points to maximise the exercise. Key benefits: . Core strength - that doesn't just mean abs guys and gals! We are on about hips, glutes (bum), abs and lower back. . Functional strength - the term functional is used far too often in exercise but actually relates to the deadlift, how many times do we pick something up from the floor. . Mus

Free full body workout #1

Starting with a big workout! Compound movements to trigger as many muscles as possible in one workout, I suggest doing the following: Warm up - Light walk at 5-10% incline to get the blood pumping Stretch - Stretch all major muscle groups; Quads, hamstrings, calves, chest, back and shoulders. Hold for around 20 seconds each time 1. Quad strengthening - Squats (3 sets of 10 repetitions) 2. Hamstring strengthening - Deadlift (3 sets of 6 repetitions) 3. Chest strengthening - Bench press (3 sets of 10 repetitions) 4. Back strengthening - Bent over row (3 sets of 10 repetitions) 5. Shoulder strengthening - Standing shoulder press (3 sets of 10 repetitions) Cool down - walk on treadmill at 5-10%

 

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