4 Lifts To Make You Stronger

4 Lifts To Make You Stronger

Pompi Borah 08 March, 2017 Updated on : 09 Aug 2022

Today we’re celebrating International Women’s Day! A day to celebrate achievements of women all over the planet in all aspects of society and civilization including social, economic, cultural and political arenas. We stand up and are proud to be women.

Women are accelerating gender parity by conducting groundbreaking academic research, working better jobs, earning higher pay, and taking roles which put them on an equal footing with men. We believe, in such a world, health and fitness play a major role in women’s development and equips them to take on the challenges they face.

#BeBoldForChange and beat gender stereotypes with this kickass workout:

1. Dead Lift

The deadlift may be the single best movement for increasing your overall strength. It is one of the best fitness exercises and should be a part of everyone’s workout routine.

Steps to do a perfect Deadlift

  • Stand behind the barbell with your feet hip width apart
  • Bend your knees slightly and grasp the bar in alternate grip just outside of shoulder-width. The shoulder should be in line with the bar, and keep gaze forward and downward position.
  • Ground your weight in your heels and initiated by loading your glutes and hamstrings and driving your feet into the floor. Keep the bar in a vertical line over your midfoot throughout the movement, rather than letting the bar float away from your body. Keep your spine neutral until standing.
  • Lower the bar to the floor the same way until it touches the floor.

2. Overhead Press

Looking to build beautifully sculpted shoulder and arms while working the rest of your body as well? Overhead press is the exercise for you!

Standing while performing the overhead press assists in developing your core and stabilizes the muscles in your trunk.

Try this move with dumbbells first and then graduate to the Olympic bar.

3. Squat

The squat is another great compound movement for overall strength and boosting your metabolism. Though it’s usually deemed a leg exercise, the squat offers many fitness benefits for your entire body, including your core!

To start, use a dumbbell to perform the goblet squat and work up by using a barbell.

4. Weighted Hip Thrust

Weighted Hip Thrust makes your glutes stronger and you will see major improvements in other lifts too. It targets the glutes in a completely different way than a squat or deadlift. In these movements, the glutes help the lift whereas in a hip thrust the glutes are isolated.

To achieve best results, you need to regularly challenge your body in new ways.

Take this challenge on with FITPASS.