The Best Power Move You’re Not Doing
The Basic Deadlift is a superstar at firming your backside and can make you up to 50 percent more explosive and powerful. Doing dead lifts improves your knee extensors and flexors – that is, the joints strength in increased as they bend and flex. Do five sets of five reps twice a week for10 weeks to fully net this turbocharged effect.
Here’s How: Stand just behind a loaded barbell (65 to 85 pounds should do, add more if it feels light) with feet hip-width apart. Bend knees and, hinging forward from hips, grab bar with an overhand grip just outside of legs. Keep back flat, hips lifted, and butt back. Begin to straighten to standing, drawing bar as close to shins as you can without rounding your back. Thrust hips forward and squeeze glutes at top of movement. Pause, reverse movement to complete 1 rep.