I have set the goal to do 100 deadlifts at my body weight. At the time of doing this video my body weight was 96kg (211.64 lbs)
This video was actually done at 65kg. I found out the bar is 25kg not 20kg. So slowly I am working up to body weight. Now being overweight and on a journey to a healthier and more active my there should be a time when my attempts and weight should be the same.
What happened to me during this deadlifts attempt and after.
During the attempt I actually felt good It took me about 25 minutes to do it. I must say my grip really needs work, the bar kept on slipping especially from my left hand. (I have gloves now). My back and legs felt good no pain or strain during the attempt. I did get very tired and out of breath. My hands had blisters. But overall I felt great 65kg is quite a bit to lift 100 times.
The day after.
Waking up I could feel I had done something out of the ordinary. My arms where stiff and my back felt like they had a good workout. Now as with all my hard workouts I only feel it 36 hours later so by afternoon I could feel all the major muscles that is worked when you do deadlifts and I mean really feel them.
- Gluteus Maximus: (Butt)
- Quadriceps: (Upper Front legs)
- Adductor Magnus: (Inner Thigh)
- Soleus: (the Smaller part of your calf muscle)
- Hamstrings: (Upper back of legs)
- Gastrocnemius: (the bigger part of your calf muscle)
- Erector Spinae: (lower back)
- Trapezius, upper: (upper neck muscles)
- Trapezius, middle: (middle neck muscles)
- Levator Scapulae: (the muscle from your jaw to your shoulder)
- Rhomboids: (upper inner back muscles right below your neck)
- Rectus Abdominis: (abs)
- Oblique’s: (side abs)
- And even some in the forearms.
This movement hits a whole range of muscle groups at once. The deadlift is done by simply grasping your free-weight bar (with as many weights as you can feasibly – not comfortably – lift) and lifting up until your standing up with the bar hanging in front of you, arms extended. With this said this is why I love it.
- It burns fat – actually any Weight training does
- It helps improve posture
- More muscle groups are worked at the same time
- The closest exercise resembling a real life lift – e.g. lifting a box.
- It’s safe – I am not going to drop the bar on me like in a bench press
- It increases grip strength
- Increases cardio – You do 20 and feel it for yourself.
Currently my 1 rep max is in June 2018 is 95kg (and this was done working up from 20kg and after a very intense cardio session).