Dead Lifts ARE THE BEST!
TIP OF THE DAY:
The deadlift is one of the best ways to overload the body, make fast
gains in strength/size and overcome a plateau.
In regards to the basic deadlift movement; there is the traditional straight bar deadlift that is performed with a barbell, and there is the hexagonal bar deadlift.
*The STRAIGHT bar deadlift maximally recruits the posterior chain, particularly the
lower back…muscles of the erector spinae and the glutes.
*The HEX bar deadlift more evenly distributes the load between the ankle, knee, and hip joints, with the quads performing a larger percentage of the work. The hex bar does not place as much stress on the lower back, making it an ideal lift for a novice trainee. (Charles Poliquin)