The BEST Exercise of All Time
If you were only to do one exercise for the rest of your life this is what I would recommend.
by Amanda Jane Snyder
The BEST Exercise of All Time! The KING of All Exercises.
In this day and age it feels as though everyone wants to get the best bang for their buck with working out. They want the secret sauce. They want the short cuts. They want to do as little as possible with maximal results.
But... there are no short cuts. There is no magic pill or secret sauce. There is no way to take the elevator on the way to success. You truly do have to take the stairs. Results come from hard work and dedication consistently over time. Results come from showing up day after day, month after month, and year after year. It's this consistency overtime that makes health and wellness a HABIT, and a part of your lifestyle. It's not a habit, a fad, or a quick fix. It's truly a part of your life.
SO. With all of that being said. Which exercise is the KING of all exercises? If I were to recommend ONE exercise for you to do for the rest of your life and NO other exercise, imagining that we can keep walking excluded from this list, and you can still walk as an addition to this exercise... I would pick the DEADLIFT to be the king of all exercises.
Why is the DEADLIFT such a great exercise?
Resistance training is important for EVERY human. It helps to reduce loss of bone mass as we age PLUS resistance training increases muscle mass and we know that the more muscle you have, the better you are at burning fat.
Deadlifts are a compound movement which means multiple muscle groups are working at once to help you lift the load off the floor. Talk about bang for your buck! It requires use of your legs, back, core, and even your arms as they work to grip the equipment. It also requires a great deal of mobility when done correctly and can even increase your flexibility, especially in the hamstrings (which seem to be especially tight for lots of people).
Got lower back pain from sitting all day? The deadlift will help combat that by strengthening your back, core and glutes.
It really is the KING of all exercises!
So, what do you think? Would you do the deadlift everyday for the rest of your life if you had to?
Amanda Jane Snyder is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer, and Mindset Coach living in Brooklyn, NY. She has been vegan since 2016. She specializes in Strength and Conditioning for Actors, Singers, and Dancers but loves creating, exploring, and enjoying all things vegan and gluten free!
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