The deadlift is only one exercise you might think, how good can it be? The truth is that the deadlift is more than a prescription for looking and feeling powerful. You can not only change your body, but even your life with the conventional barbell deadlift.
A progressive deadlift workout program will change your body. And changing your body is the first step to change your life. Deadlifts build muscle, fight obesity, build confidence and boost your mood. You would become fabulously wealthy if you could package the extensive benefits of deadlifts in a pill. There is no comparison between the deadlift and most other weight training exercises. For example, the always popular biceps curl.
Think of the size of your bicep. Now, think of the size of your back. Even though you cannot see your back, you know your back muscles alone are much larger than your biceps. If the deadlift only worked your back muscles, the deadlift would still be superior to curls. But, the deadlift works many more muscles than just your back. This is why you should not waste your time only doing curls, squeezing a handgrip or even the bench press. The goal of the infographic is to illustrate why if you only have time for one strength training exercise, let it be the deadlift.
infographic by: hashimashi.com