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Are deadlifts a good exercise for the average runner..........no!


Lots of personal trainers and exercise advice sites are recommending dead lifts as a good exercise for runners etc.

As an osteopath I see the results of doing dead lifts and its frequently a lumbar disc injury. To do a dead lift your technique has to be spot on and frankly most people cannot do it correctly. I have completed UK Strength and Conditioning courses and I would not do a dead lift.

There are plenty of other good exercises to work the same muscle groups including squats and sprint training.