Eight hundred pound deadlifts helped Ronnie Coleman, the greatest bodybuilder to ever walk the face of the earth, build the best back of all-time, and in the process win the crown of Mr. Olympia eight times.
Bill Kazmaier, the strongest man in recorded history says, “strong back equals strong man.” No better way to build a strong back than the deadlift.
Fabled strength coach Mark Rippetoe says, “the deadlift is more functional in that it’s very hard to imagine a more useful application of strength than picking heavy sh*t off the ground.”
Bottom line is whether your goal is aesthetic or to be the last man standing in a melee at the corner bar, deadlifts can help you.
Unfortunately, many folks performing the greatest strength training exercise in existence are doing it wrong; let’s take a look at five reasons your deadlift sucks and what you can do to pull yourself out of that rut.