Ladies, how many times have you been working out and you come to the realization that you’re bored with your workout routine? Maybe instead of taking another spin or Zumba class, why not consider deadlifting? Before you give us the side eye, hear us out! There are many benefits for a woman who deadlift.
The deadlift is one of those exercises that can build overall strength, but there are more benefits that a woman could see when she decides to incorporate deadlifting into her workout routine. What are these benefits you ask? They include:
Girls deadlifting can experience a boost in her confidence as well as strength.
For far too long, women have been deemed the weaker sex. You may be asking yourself, “How much can the average woman deadlift?” and to that we say an untrained woman deadlifts around 155 pounds, however by training over the next couple of years, she should be able to lift twice her body weight (or 225 pounds). Impressive, right? We thought so too!
When someone mentions deadlift and woman in the same sentence, people sometimes automatically think of She-Hulk with massive muscles. That isn’t the case at all. Women don’t achieve the same muscle mass as a man, therefore instead of increased bulk, she can expect that her legs, lower back, glutes, and abs will look more defined and curvy in all the best ways.
Deadlifting can increase your metabolism, which in turn, will increase the rate at which your body burns fat, which results in a svelte physique that other women would envy.
Muscle groups that will be used:
Because there are many muscle groups being targeted with deadlifting, you can do a wide variety of exercises; however, here are the most common deadlift variations and exercises you can do.
This is the same as the previous exercise, except instead of picking up one kettlebell, you will be lifting two kettlebells with one hand. You will only want to attempt this when you can comfortably and safely lift one kettlebell “suitcase” style.
It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to lose weight, if you’re trying to bulk up, or you want to show your significant other that you’re a force to be reckoned, deadlifting may be a great exercise for you.
It’ll give you strength (obviously!) and confidence, while increasing your metabolism. Best of all, it’ll help your body get those sexy curves that many women covet.
Ladies, should anyone try to tell you that women cannot deadlift, look them in the eye and tell them they’re wrong. If they still give you a hard time, deadlift them!