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The Best Benefits of Deadlifting for Women

Deadlifts. They are by far one of the best exercises for producing overall strength. But even more than that, they can even help you improve your physical appearance too. So, before we get into the meat of this article, I want to explain why women in particular should do deadlifts on a regular, consistent basis.

There are several reasons why women should incorporate deadlifts into their programs. One of the most important reasons I think deadlifting is important for women is that it allows them to realize their true strength potential. It never fails; anytime I train women and get them to pull a heavy triple on the deadlift (after building up to that level, of course), they absolutely love it. Something just seems to click in their minds when they rip a heavy weight off the floor.

Here's the most important benefits  Deadlifts


Strength and confidence cannot really be separated but, instead, are linked together when it comes to women performing deadlifts. This is due to the fact that society generally treats women as the weaker sex and instills in many women that they should stick to the pretty pink dumbbells that children can practically throw around. The truth is it feels good to be able to yank your body weight or more off the floor. Not only does deadlifting heavy weight build strength, it builds confidence which is a valuable tool in the box of a savvy woman today. Most women who regularly practice deadlifting are much more confident in other areas of life.

It is also falsely believed by most women that they will turn into freakishly unattractive forms of the amazing Hulk if they dare to lift too much weight. This misconception comes mainly from images of men bodybuilders who look like the Michelin Man on steroids, or from some of the bigger female bodybuilders who usually have to resort to outside sources of steroids to bulk up as much as they do. Testosterone is the main hormone responsible for building muscle mass. And, although women’s bodies do produce testosterone, it is in miniscule amounts that normally don’t bulk you up unless you have a hormonal imbalance. Therefore, women can work out as much as they want without the fear of gaining much muscle mass.


Another powerful benefit for women deadlifters is that it increases metabolism. When you elevate your body’s metabolism, it burns fat much more efficiently. The more body fat you lose by performing regular deadlifts, the better you look and feel. Also, muscle burns much more energy than other elements of the body, so the more muscle you build, the more fat your body will burn throughout the day to keep that muscle fueled up. Since deadlifting free weight generates more muscle than most other lower body exercises, you lose more body fat by doing deadlifts than from a variety of leg machine exercises.


Since women don’t accumulate muscle mass like men, they tend to become quite curvy by performing deadlifts. This is because deadlifts incorporate the major muscle groups of the lower body as well as a variety of surrounding stabilizer muscles. By performing this one exercise, you can develop knockout form in your legs, glutes, lower back and abdominals. Such results are well worth obtaining from a single exercise than spending double or triple the time performing workouts on individual lower body exercises.