Are Deadlifts Dangerous? (Real Saiyans Deadlift)
☠️ IS THE DEADLIFT DANGEROUS? ☠️
No more than any other exercise, the problem is context.
The flag in my gym reads ‘Real Saiyans Deadlift’ (check out that design here). The idea behind that slogan wasn’t to shame anybody who chooses not to deadlift, but rather to celebrate the inclusion of heavy, time-efficient, compound movements that hit the body hard. My Super Saiyan Six exercises, if you will.
I don’t know how it’s come to this, but the gym kids these days are avoiding the big compound lifts because they’re ’dangerous’ or a ‘waste of time’. Once again, the problem is context. It’s just limited to the bench press either, I’ve seen more trainers than ever dismiss the bench press, overhead press, barbell row, and squats and it’s a damn shame. Because performing these movements (or those movement patterns) will get you to your goal physique faster.
A person with a history of back problems probably shouldn’t be hitting deadlifts to failure. In fact, I currently have a client right now who has this exact issue and we work around it. But to get that same training effect, they now have to swap one exercise for 3 different ones. This greatly increases the time spent in the gym alongside the mental load of having a longer list of exercises. Avoiding deadlifts if you don’t have to is not a good thing.
With proper form, the deadlift is a great exercise. Not only does it build a strong muscular physique faster, but doing the hard heavy compound movements with intensity builds mental fortitude and focus. Don’t avoid them unless you have a good reason not to.
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