No matter your fitness goals, the one movement that should be a staple in your program is the deadlift. It targets the major muscle groups in the legs (glutes, quadriceps, and hamstrings), along with working your back, shoulders, forearms, and traps.
Below is the most common variation that we use with our clients, the Trap Bar Deadlift. The positioning of the bar helps promote proper posture throughout the movement, which helps reduces the occurrence of lower back injuries.
About the Author
Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CSPS is the founder and head trainer of Specialty Athletic Training and is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Special Populations Specialist. He is a member of the board of directors for the Autism Society of America and the Central Oregon Disability Support Network.