1. The Deadlift Works More Muscle
The deadlift works all major muscles of the lower body (hips, quads, hamstrings, calves and glutes), the core (abdominals, lower back, obliques), the upper back muscles (lats, traps), arms (biceps, triceps and forearms). The squat mainly targets the lower body.
2. Minimum equipment is needed
With the deadlift all you need is a bar, plates, some chalk or weightlifting belt. So its great if you have limited space. The squat, you need a power rack which when combined with things you need for a deadlift it can be crazy expensive.
3. Core Stability
Here the squat and deadlift can be very simliar so not much to discuss here.
Deadlift, you don't need a spotter, you can either lift it or you can't. With the squat, once you start to put up so real weight you have to have a spotter and we all know how hard they are to come by.
5. Grip Strength
Grip strength is a necessity both in sport and the real world setting. Have you ever hear someone say, "I'm strong enough to lift the weight but my grip gave out" or older people complain they cannot open a jar of jelly?
6. Real life application
As I said in my opening paragraph, in the real world,strength and power begin from the ground up. People are more likely to pick objects off the ground than to have it all ready place upon their back. This can be seen when a mother picks her child up from the ground and onto her hip to a weight lifter performing a clean and jerk.
Kettlebell (KB) or Dumbbell (DB) Overhead Squat 5x1
Men (53 lbs)/ Women (36 lbs)
100, 80, 60, 40, 20 reps of:
Jump Rope or Squat thruster
Sit-ups (your choice of sit-ups; no crunches)
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