1st Lift to Learn (video)

When people first sign up and get going at one of our personal training / boot camp studios, their goals are typically:

– lose fat
– gain muscle
– improve energy
– get consistent with their workouts
– improve their overall fitness level

And truly, a large majority of folks succeed in reaching these initial goals.

Which is amazing! Because it changes a person’s life in so many ways.

But a lot of times what happens THEN is, people get NEW goals.

They want to get stronger. More fit. Leaner.

So a natural progression is, in addition to continuing with our core kettlebell / bodyweight – based boot camp workout program, getting them into one of our advanced small groups, where we incorporate some of the basic barbell lifts into their programming, along with more advanced kettlebell and bodyweight exercises, and harder / more technical workouts overall.

And the first lift we typically teach to folks new to this stuff is the deadlift.

A deadlift is a strength-training exercise that hits almost every muscle group in your entire body. It will help you jump higher, run faster, and perform better. And is just feels GOOD to lift a heavy weight off the floor! 🙂

Now. The exercise might seem simple – you’re just picking a weight up off the ground, after all 🙂 – but it is actually quite technical. In today’s video, I break down five simple tips that will help you learn to do the movement safely and effectively:

If you are ready to take your workouts to the next level and learn some of the basic barbell lifts, the deadlift is a great place to start.

The tips in today’s video will go a long way in helping you do the exercise safely and effectively.

To your success! –

– Forest Vance
Certified StrongFirst Barbell Instuctor
Master of Science, Human Movement

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