Should Women Do the DB Sumo Deadlift?

The db sumo deadlift is a movement that is often taught to beginners, because it allows you to use smaller weights and it is something that people can do easily at home without having to buy a large and expensive Olympic barbell.

In spite of the convenience and relative simplicity and safety of this exercise, many women are scared to try it, fearing that they could end up with bulky thighs. This is not the case. When you perform strength training exercises, it is true that you get a temporary 'pump' as blood flows to the muscles that you work. This might make you 'feel huge', but it is temporary. Deadlifts will build lean muscle on the thighs, but it takes a lot of time and effort to add significant mass, and lifting weights can help to boost your resting metabolic rate. This means that you burn more calories, and in the long run will burn fat.

Fat is less dense than muscle, which means that even if you did gain a pound of muscle, if you also lost a pound of fat you would end up looking leaner. The dumbbell sumo deadlift if a great way to 'tone' the appearance of your thighs.

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