Why Squats, Deadlifts, and Presses?


The Deadlift develops your entire body and it fits the three criteria for exercise selection:

  • Uses the most musculature
  • Undergoes the most range of motion
  • Allow us to lift the most amount of weight on the bar

When we select exercises, we want to fit these criteria as closely as possible. In doing so, we ensure the most bang for our buck when we workout, so that you don’t have to spend your entire day wandering around the gym. By using the most muscles, range of motion, and weight, you will train your entire body to be stronger, more flexible, and more resilient to load in your daily life. This means lifting a heavy box, performing your best at work, and playing with the grandkids will be no problem in comparison.

Wandering around the gym doing five sets of twelve on every exercise seldomly produces good results.

By keeping your exercise selection and workouts simple, you’re able to focus on perfecting each repetition. In doing so, you’ll look and feel better and be much, much stronger. The added bonus is you’ll waste less time in the gym and have more time for other stuff. Our favorite is kicking back and listening to the Grateful Dead. So instead of spending all your time and energy in the gym, do your squats, deadlifts, and presses so you can kick back and relax.

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