Muscle Groups

back lower back
Deadlifts are one of the best compound exercises for gaining overall strength and stimulating overall muscle growth, with the primary focus being on the posterior chain muscles such as the glutes, hamstrings, and spinal erectors. The exercise involves lifting a loaded barbell from the floor to a standing position, finishing with the hips and knees fully extended while maintaining a neutral spine. The exercise can be performed using different variations such as conventional, sumo, or Romanian-deadlift, all targeting different parts of the posterior chain. Proper form and technique are crucial to avoid injury or strain on the lower back, so it's recommended to start with lighter weights and gradually progress to heavier loads. Deadlifts also are known for their potential to increase testosterone levels in both men and women due to their high-intensity nature and recruitment of large muscle groups.