The deadlift and the squat are the most important movements to learn for fitness and health. Some form of squat and deadlift is included in most fitness programs because everyone can benefit from them.
Whether you are a 21-year-old competitive athlete who wants to improve strength and power or an 85-year-old who wants to be able to sit down and stand up more easily, learning to squat and deadlift will improve your performance and life. However, they are movements that require good technique.
Poor technique will risk injury to your back and lead to short and long term pain. Correct technique will enable you to build muscle, strength and power without injury.
Book in for a squat and deadlift technique session and learn how to deadlift and squat safely so you can get all the benefits of these two brilliant exercises.
Benefits of deadlifts and squats:
- Build muscle
- Increase strength
- Burn fat
- Increase power and explosiveness
- Improve mobility
- Develop a foundation of strength and stability for other exercises
Once you have grasped the basic concepts of deadlifting and squatting you will be able to apply these principles to other movements such as pull-ups, chin-ups, overhead presses (shoulder presses), bent over rows, push-ups and the Olympic lifts. The benefits of learning to deadlift and squat go way beyond simply squatting and deadlifting.