A deadlift performed correctly with a proper hip-hinge and neutral spine will build more strength than any other exercise.
It is actually one of the best exercises to prevent back pain in general. The KB swings would get my vote for a close second.
The lower back is meant to be stable, not mobile. In order to do this, you need to build a foundation of strength I your glute and hamstrings.
Have you ever been told to stay away from the deadlift because it’s “too dangerous” or “cause pain” in the lower back?
I’m going to argue that Deadlifts will provide better “pain relief” simply because it is addressing the cause of the issue. In 90% of people back discomfort is due to, poor posture, the shoulders rounded forward, caused by excessive sitting at a desk and keyboard all day. This makes your spinal spinal erectors weak, glutes weak and hamstrings weak.
So not only is he deadlift effective in preventing lower back pain by strengthening these muscles. It will also help correct your posture by working almost every muscle in your body.
BUT I JUST WANT ABS and a “strong” core (“”just for you Dale Y.) Can’t I just do some sit-ups!?!?!
Your abs are designed to protect the spine through bracing. You want Abs? Squat, Deadlift and Strict press heavy as often as possible. If you don’t want the load. Become a Plank Machine.
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