The deadlift exercise is one of the best in the business. It is great for helping correct posture. It will help to strengthen your low back and core (when done properly). It is also used frequently in the sports and conditioning world to improve strength and performance. I implement it all the time with my patients. From hip/knee to back to shoulder problems, the deadlift helps improve them all.
I was working the other day and started to change the weights on the straight bar when I had an epiphany. What if you perform the deadlift with uneven weights? When the weight is uneven it effectively twists your body. By keeping the bar level to the ground you are resisting that twist. That is the true definition of stability. When the world tries to move you and you resist it, you are stabilizing. To learn more about this different way to deadlift and the benefits of the exercise please read my post: The Deadlift, a New "Twist" on an Old Exercise.
If you have any questions please contact me. If you attempt this exercise and have pain, STOP. Consult with a medical professional who will evaluate why this motion is causing you pain. Thank you for reading.
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