The Deadlift: More than just a Gym Exercise

At Northglenn Health and Fitness we prioritize proper form and safety, and the deadlift is one of the key movements we emphasize. But why is it so important? It’s because it mimics real-life activities that we often don’t even realize we’re performing. By mastering this every day movement, you’ll not only improve your strength and physique but also enhance your functional abilities for everyday tasks.

Your daily deadlift, without even knowing

Let’s take a closer look at some everyday activities that are, in fact, deadlift movements:

  1. Lifting Groceries: Picture yourself effortlessly hoisting those heavy grocery bags from the shopping cart and in and out of your car. Proper technique helps you engage your core, protect your back, and conquer those shopping trips with ease.
  2. Picking Up Your Kids or Grandkids: Whether it’s lifting them from the floor, transferring them to their cribs, or playfully swinging them around, your ability to lift safely and efficiently directly impacts these precious moments.
  3. Moving Furniture: When rearranging your living space or helping a friend, the deadlift movement pattern allows you to maintain stability, protect your spine, and avoid unnecessary strains or injuries.
  4. Carrying Luggage: From the airport to your hotel room, lugging around heavy suitcases becomes a breeze when you apply the principles of the deadlift, activating your glutes, hamstrings, and core.
  5. Gardening: Tending to your garden involves various deadlift-like movements, such as lifting bags of mulch, pots of plants, or heavy garden tools. A strong and well-executed deadlift will empower you to indulge in your green thumb with confidence and reduce the risk of gardening-related injuries.

Deadlift Clinic: June 24, 2023 10:15am

Proper form is crucial in preventing injuries and optimizing the benefits of the deadlift, both inside and outside the gym. In order to continue to support your health and fitness, NHF is hosting a clinic taught by Coach Amanda. During this 60 minute session, you’ll gain insights into the correct posture, technique, and activation of muscle groups. Improving the fundamentals will empower you to apply these principles in everyday scenarios, reducing the risk of strains, sprains, and other mishaps.

To sign up, simply email us at We will sign you up. The cost is $40.

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