- Oct 26, 2017
No lift is vital to bodybuilding. Unless you compete in powerlifting, "olympic" weightlifting, strongman or crossfit you don't have to do anything in particular or any sport for that matter. What makes these lifts so valuable is they use and stimulate alot of muscles at once. The problem with this is the technical curve and muscle coordination and strength to do the lifts properly. in the first place. What matters is training in a way that will stimulate the muscle fibers. You can achieve a nice body without ever doing regular deadlifts again, infact it might make it easier because the deadlift takes so much out of your recovery resources.
I FREAKING love deadlifts, its my favorite lift to do, but it is not essential unless your goals absolutely require it.