GO Green Fit: Deadlifts and Handstand Push-Ups

This is one hell of a work out, so proceed with caution if you haven’t tried some of these moves before. For this workout, our trainer is doing 5 sets of 12 deadlifts, 15 handstand push-ups, and 7 bar muscle-ups. Conventional deadlifts are a great lift to workout almost all of your body. If you do it right, you’ll be sore in your legs and back the next day, and your stomach will be tighter. The key to deadlifts is having proper form. In the video, you can see that our trainer’s knees are bent and his back remains straight rather than arched. This is very important. If you arch your back, you could injure yourself pretty badly. If you keep your knees slightly bent, this is called a stiff-legged deadlift. That variation targets the hamstrings. We recommend deadlifts to anyone wanting to tone up. But before you start with the heavy lifting, try it with just the bar until you get the form down to a science.

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