The deadlift is one of the most functional movement patterns that we can train. At some point in your life you’ll find yourself needing to pick up a heavy object, and deadlifting teaches you how to safely and efficiently accomplish that goal. The Deadlift engages almost all of the muscles in the body to varying degrees, and therefore results in significant gains in overall total body strength. Most people spend too much time in a seated position, and because of this have a weakened posterior chain (rear musculature of the body). The deadlift specifically targets the posterior chain, and thus “wakes up” all of those muscles that tend to “shut off” when one sits for large periods of time day in and day out. If there’s one exercise that you’re going to do, make it the dead lift!
Planning on staying in and watching the parade on Thanksgiving morning? Add some fitness to your viewing and burn some calories and feel good for the rest of your holiday.
The parade is filled with bands, floats, balloons and more. Below is a list of what you might see, and a corresponding activity to do.