Whats up fellas. I've been lifting for about a year and a half and have never tried deadlifts. Just the thought of deadlifts makes me cringe. I dont have back problems but once in while ill get a bit of pain after doing straight leg deadlifts or goodmornings. Anyway, Ive decided to throw it in my workout after hearing that they are great for developing size. My only problem is that I dont know what day to put them in. Seems like they target back and legs. Which is the primary?
Deads work the quads, hamstrings, glutes and lower
back (Erector Spinae) directly, and the upper back isometrically. Like Drew said, it's more of a leg exercise than an upper back exercise
BTW love this website. Ive used this site as a reference since I started working out. I lost 50 pounds in about 10 months and from about 20% body fat to 8% body fat.
Way to go! Keep up the good work. Losing 50 pounds in 10 months is outstanding!