Today, let me give you my “Rulon Rules” to a Deadlift. Deadlifts are a fantastic overall workout, IF done correctly. I am a big fan of Romanian Deadlifts (RDL), but some athletes have a hard time doing the RDL’s due to tight hamstrings.
What muscles do deadlifts work? Boy, what muscles do they NOT work? Here you go:
- Trapezius Muscle
- Latissimus Dorsi
- Gluteus Maximus
- Quadriceps (All 4 muscles)
- Erector spinae – Stabilizers of the lower back
- Rectus Abdominis