LOGIN | REGISTER  Unregistered
SEARCH  
   
» » »

Test Your Strength with Deadlifting Burton

Want to know how strong you are, and how to get stronger? Deadlifting is the key. As tests of strengths go, there’s nothing better to judge your power than the humble deadlift. Read on to find more information.

Curves Tottenham
020 88089030
Unit 7 2 Somerset Road
London

Data Provided by:
Crystal Palace National Sports Centre
020 87780131
Jubilee Stand
London

Data Provided by:
The Toning Studio
01986 875007
3 London Road
Halesworth

Data Provided by:
Cream
0116 2837615
633A Saffron Lane
Leicester

Data Provided by:
Fit N Functional
020 77208896
7 Clapham Common South Side
London

Data Provided by:
Club Figure & Fitness
01942 270915
Gerard Street
Wigan

Data Provided by:
Winstons Health Club
0113 2777770
295 Dewsbury Road
Leeds

Data Provided by:
Fitness First Plc
0870 8988180
Aspects Leisure Centre
Bedford

Data Provided by:
Motiv8 Health Club
01626 867667
5 Queen Street
Dawlish

Data Provided by:
Dragons Health Club
01923 840214
Chestnut Avenue
Northwood

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Test Your Strength with Deadlifting

Provided By:

As tests of strengths go, there’s nothing better to judge your power than the humble deadlift. Requiring the fast-twitch muscles to fire spontaneously throughout your calves, hamstrings, quads, glutes, back and core, it’s the only move, other that the squat, that requires your whole body to work as one in order to lift a great, big barbell off the floor. And more than that, it will flood your body with muscle-building testosterone, helping you to get truly stacked.

‘The deadlift should be a staple of most workouts,’ says Neil O’Dell, a personal training expert at Premier Training. ‘It builds raw strength throughout your body, targeting the whole posterior chain of muscles from your calves to your lower back, including your hams, quads and glutes. It can also enhance your ability to be explosive in sports and help increase the strength and stability of your core and spine.’

One of the best and easiest way to work out how good you are at the deadlift is to see how much you can lift as a percentage of your bodyweight. Here’s our quick guide. But before you start deadlifting, you'd better read our deadlift form guide from world record deadlfiter Andy Bolton.

0.5 x bodyweight – poor
Practise your technique with just a barbell to get your muscles accustomed to the full range of the move. When comfortable, add a light weight and aim for a few high-rep sets each session.

1 x bodyweight – average
Improve the strength of your lower back muscles with sets of supermen and swap the barbell for dumb-bells to improve your core stability and balance.

1.5 x bodyweight – good
Perform one-legged Romanian deadlifts with dumb-bells to work each leg individually and improve stability and control.

2 x bodyweight – excellent
You're a machine! Enter a local strongman competition immediately.

Now you've got your deadlift down, it's time to learn how to improve your squats for even more all-body power.

For more strength tests, subscribe to the magazine. We'll give you three issues for £1!

Test your strength

Company Website | Media Information | Contact Us | Privacy Notice | Subs Info | Dennis Communications | FitBrit

Our Other Websites: The First Post | Auto Express | Custom PC | Evo | IT Pro | IT Pro India | MacUser | Men's Fitness | Micro Mart | PC Pro | bit-tech | Know Your Mobile | Octane | Expert Reviews | Channel Pro | Know Your Cell | Know Your Mobile India | iGizmo | Digital SLR Photography | Den of Geek | The Week | Computer Shopper | Dennis Communications | Magazines | Mobile Phone Deals | Competitions | Health & Fitness | CarBuyer