Deadlifting has enjoyed a strong resurgence in the last fifteen years. Well deserved, too, as this exercise has so many great components and benefits. However, it wasn’t always this way. I remember starting off in the fitness industry when the deadlift was rarely taught. So many of us were taught that it was bad for backs and just dangerous to do. Only the really crazy hardcore individuals actually did such an exercise!
Fast-forward to today’s fitness landscape and fortunately all types of people are learning the benefits of the deadlift. From high-level athletes to grandmothers, it seems like all are seeing the results of learning how to properly hip hinge and not lift with their backs.
Of course with the popularity of the deadlift returning stronger than ever, the question arises, “What is the best type of deadlift?” Since there are so many variations, it can be overwhelming to think about the answer to such a question. In my mind, though, it is a rather easy question to answer.
The Right Deadlift = The Single Leg Deadlift