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Friends don’t let friends skip leg day. Ever.

Too many people think that because you don’t see their legs when they wear jeans, they don’t need to train legs. Besides, leg day is miserable, right? Lame excuses… Every last one of them.

Leg day is by far the most important day of the week when it comes to lifting (if you don’t have a day dedicated to legs, then any day in which you focus predominantly on your lower body). Your legs are your foundation. If you don’t build on a good foundation, your upper body progress will be stifled by poor flexibility, poor strength, poor metabolism, etc. as your physique progresses toward looking like an upside-down pear with two toothpicks.

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You carry a pack. You hike long hills. You traverse uneven terrain. While hunting, you are constantly using the muscles that make up the driving force of your muscular system: your posterior chain.

The posterior chain is the group of muscles in your lower back and backs of your legs; more specifically, the spinal erectors, glutes, and hamstrings. These muscles make up the chain that links the entire backside of your body together. These muscles literally carry most of the load when you are in the backcountry, so it only makes sense that you should devote regular training to the muscles. Additionally, proper training of these muscles will reduce lower back pain and reduce the risk of injury.

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Deadlift

Deadlift…

Just the name sounds intense. It is the most primal exhibition of brute strength that anyone can perform in the gym. It is also the one exercise that you cannot do without if you are a hunter. Sure… There are other lifts that are very important to your overall fitness and promote increased strength and functionality; but if there was one lift that would benefit your body more than any one lift in the gym, deadlift is it. There are a myriad of benefits from this one lift (increased flexibility, stronger posterior chain, feeling like a beast when you move a bunch of weight, etc.), but here are 3 benefits that make deadlift the best lift in the gym.
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