Your Cart is Empty


November 16, 2013 3 min read

The dead lift is an all-time favourite exercise of mine, and  according to the British tabloids, seems to be all the rage with celebrities right now (puzzling - why now?!). It's clear why; deadlifts are fantastic for core and overall strength, they tone/firm/round the butt like nothing else, and they target multiple muscles simultaneously in a manner that encourages calorie burn long after the session's over. Here are just 7 reasons why I love them so much, as do the likes of Kelly Brook and Naomi Campbell! 1. CORE BLIMEY - when executed correctly, deadlifts will strengthen the supporting and surrounding muscles of the upper back, hips, waist and lower back, helping to develop your entire core holistically. 2. GRIP LIKE YOU HAVE TALONS - the deadlift will strengthen the forearm 'crush grip' (the one you'd use to squeeze a can), thanks to the heavy weight involved, improving associated grip-based exercises (e.g. pull-ups). 3. BUILD BROAD MUSCLE MASS - the deadlift targets the hamstrings, glutes, lower back as well as some of the stabilizer muscles, quads, lats, traps, and forearms. Working this wide combination of muscle groups will allow you to lift heavier next time. They also really help to develop the upper back's musculature - indeed, one of the surefire ways of crafting a larger, more muscular upper torso is through growing your shoulders and upper back. A fundamental barbell deadlift is thought to be one of the finest and most efficient lifts to improve Trapezius mass. Which brings me to my next point...... 4. GET FUNCTIONALLY STRONGER - by engaging all the muscles used to lift a weight off the floor, it simulates motion you'd typically carry out on a daily basis - you'll bend down to lift your baby up, or to pick up something you dropped on the floor. Strengthening the deadlift-group-of-muscles renders you less likely to sustain an everyday injury. 5. IT'S CARDIO TOO - with proper form, and performed to the right intensity, deadlifts can really work the cardio-respiratory stamina. It is remarkable how puffed-out they can (and should) make you feel! Plus, the calorie burn shreds fat! 6. SOME EXPLOSIVE STRENGTH - this big compound motion starts from a totally stationary stance, and is therefore epic when it comes to building your general explosiveness. It's all about reaching your maximum muscle pressure in the shortest amount of time possible, in order to develop practically useful strength; enhancing this 'Rate of Force Development' is a superman-creator, enabling you to run quicker, throw further, jump higher, and generally excel in sports activities! Maybe even get smarter? Cook better? Well perhaps not those two... 7. A DEADLIFT A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY - deadlifts enhance the general stance and posture, encouraging fewer injuries throughout an active life. Through strengthening abdominals and lower back, deadlifts are one of my favourite ways to naturally enhance the 'placement of the spine' - a great number of people slouch at their desks with shocking posture all day long. These exercises build muscle strength into the posture and help keep you more ergonomically positioned. Daily Hiit Faya Fitness On Toast Girl Deadlift Blog Post Weights-Combo HOW TO ??? Dead lifts (as per above split-picture) - Focus on tempo! Targets: the lower back, hamstrings and glutes + arm/trapezius strength gripping / lifting the heavy weight. a) Grasp the bar using an overhand grip. b) Stand up straight, legs narrow/shoulder width apart. Keep knees slightly bent. c) Slowly lower the bar over the top of the feet, bending at the hips. d) Maintain a straight back throughout, as per the pictures above. You should feel a stretch along you hamstring. e) Slowly return to starting position and thrust the hips forward, engaging the glutes and pull your shoulders back. Repeat. Attention: I'd suggest starting with a lighter weight and performing higher repetitions to safeguard the lower back. It’s always better to do more ‘light’ reps than to slip a disc! Squats are high risk-reward; they can get your body in shape, but they can also wreck it if the form is corrupt. Take care! Faya x

Leave a comment

Also in BodyRock Store Blog

Image of Bodyrock blog article - 12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day
12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day

July 08, 2017 3 min read

Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks
7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks

June 22, 2017 2 min read

Do you ever find yourself knuckle-deep in a bag of Cheetos?
Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 5 Signs Your Eating Habits Are Too Restrictive
5 Signs Your Eating Habits Are Too Restrictive

March 09, 2017 5 min read

Your food choices should never leave you feeling anxious or guilty. Learn how to fight back!
Read More

Become a Bodyrocker

Shipping & Delivery

We ship within Canada and the United States via FedEx with expedited 2-Day shipping.

For locations outside of the US and Canada, we ship using FedEx International, which is usually in transit for 5-7 business days, depending on location.

We ship all of our physical products with FedEx, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Signatures are required on all orders.

Returns & Exchanges

BodyRock Equipment

We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.

Digital Products

We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.


All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.