What Exactly is a Sumo Deadlift? Sumo deadlifts are one of several types of deadlift variations. For example, there are:Stiff leg deadlift which is also known as straight leg deadlift Romanian deadlifts Trap bar deadlifts aka hex bar deadlifts Conventional style deadlift And sumo style deadliftsSumo and conventional deadlifts are when you pull the weight directly from the floor to the standing position. Sumo deadlifts have become quite popular over the past decade, and … [Read more...] about Sumo Deadlifts: What They Are and Why You Need Them
Beginner Deadlift Guide
Deadlift to Look and Feel Better Than Ever
The deadlift for beginners category of the Fit Apprentice™ is a roadmap for the absolute beginner in fitness, deadlifting or powerlifting.
The deadlift beginner category covers:
The Remarkable Benefits of Deadlifts - why deadlift?
Tips to Perfect Your Deadlift Technique - and stay injury free.
Deadlift Assistance Exercises and Variations - to get stronger.
Beginner Deadlift Workout Program - follow the warm up, workout and plan you need to succeed.
Deadlift Gear - the best equipment/tools you need for deadlifting.
Why Are Deadlifts Important?
You may be able to earn back the money you have invested in gym memberships, or home exercise machines. But, you can never get back the time.
Are you tired of going to the gym for an hour or more at a shot and not seeing results? Do you still do the same routine or look the same as you did five or ten years ago? Isn't it time to change things up?
You know if you keep doing the same old dumbbell curls, shoulder presses and machine weight circuit, you will get the same results.
There is a good chance you want to know how to dramatically change your body. To that end, you will find many tips for accomplishing just that in the deadlift for beginners category and related blog articles.
I know, because I was an absolute beginner in fitness and the deadlift not too long ago. The 'simple' barbell deadlift changed my body and life more than I ever could have dreamed possible.
The deadlift can do the same for you.
Strength Training Benefits
Strength training is effective for weight loss, leaning out your body, even boosting your confidence and mood. The deadlift is one of the most powerful strength training exercises you will ever do.
You would become fabulously wealthy if you could package the benefits of deadlifts in a pill. But, you do not need pills, you just need to deadlift.
I spent too many hours in the gym not seeing results, for too many decades, so you don't have to.
I'd hate to see you waste more time.
You will be shocked at how fast you will transform your physique.
To sum up, the deadlift is an incredible strength training exercise to help you look and feel better than ever.
Let the magic begin with this guide to deadlifting for beginners in fitness and powerlifting.
5 Best Deadlift Shoes on the Market Today in 2019 Why do you need the best deadlift shoes? There are many reasons to use a good pair of shoes:The deadlift is one of the most powerful full body compound exercises. But, it also carries a higher risk of injury because of the potential weight lifted and load on the spine. Therefore, deadlifting demands the best stability, balance, and form possible. The best deadlift shoes improve your 'connection' with the floor. This allows … [Read more...] about 5 Best Deadlift Shoes on the Market Today in 2019
Trap Bar Deadlift Essentials You Need to Know Before knowing what a trap bar deadlift is, you have to become familiar with the trap bar itself. This important piece of strength training equipment is also known as a hex bar.The trap bar is a weight training device invented by Al Gerard, a competitive powerlifter from North Carolina.The trap bar is also known as the Gerard Trap Bar as well as a hex bar. It is also called a hex trap bar because of its hexagonal shape. Al Gerard created the … [Read more...] about 11 Great Trap Bar Deadlift Benefits You Didn’t Know
How to Prevent Lower Back Pain After Deadlifts One fine day in 2011, I walked out of my studio apartment in New York City. As I closed the heavy metal hunter green door common in New York City apartments, my lower back gave out. I could not walk or stand up. Instead, I crawled back into my room and pulled myself up onto the bed.I did not know who to call for help, even though there are forty other apartments on my floor. I didn't know my neighbors. No fault of mine or of them, it is just … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Lower Back Pain After Deadlifting
Can You Deadlift Everyday or Not? Have you ever wondered whether you should or can deadlift everyday?Well, so did I.Even though I think of the deadlift as the perfect solution for many issues in life, I never thought of deadlifting daily.Until I started a hundred pushups a day challenge just about 40 days ago.I wanted to see what happens if I consistently do 100 pushups a day.And frankly, I have been shocked.The first day it took me about 15 minutes to get through a 100 … [Read more...] about Deadlift Everyday Without Burning Out or Hurting Yourself
Does the Deadlift Help Burn Belly Fat? Did you ever think of the deadlift to lose belly fat? Let me share a quick story with you.Six years ago I could not see my feet over my belly. I desperately needed to lose belly fat, but had no clue how. My dad bod was expanding like the universe. Like many guys, I wore my pants right under the protruding stomach. This way, I could fool myself into thinking that I really did wear a 36 inch waist pants. But, the frustrating truth was that my waist was … [Read more...] about Deadlift to Lose Belly Fat – The Fastest Way to Lean Out Your Body
How to Calculate 1 Rep Max What is a 1 Rep Max?Your 1 rep max is the maximum amount of weight you can lift for a single repetition. This is especially meaningful for the sport of Powerlifting because in competition, you will do your 1RM for the three lifts:Squat, Bench Press, DeadliftBut, you are not in a powerlifting competition, and only want to get stronger. And you know that there are few strength training exercises which will lean out your body faster than the … [Read more...] about 1 Rep Max Calculator for Deadlift, Squat + Bench Press