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Are deadlifts the greatest test of strength?

Well, yeah! Just because it just is! Right? As a Strength and Conditioning (S&C) coach I get asked (more than you might think) what I believe to be the ultimate test of strength. Usually I won’t let the asker get away with such a ‘cut and shut’ question and will ask for what reason, sport, demographic etc. This isn’t to be awkward but more to get an understanding of why the person, or indeed who, needs to be strong. The truth is, if pressed for an answer, a deadlift. So, simple in its principals (pick as heavy a weight from the floor as possible to full lock out at the knees, hips and spine) but incredibly complex in its execution. The deadlift is one of a very select few exercises which wor

 

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