The deadlift is hands down one of the best total body strength exercises. It’s gotten a bad rap from a lot of people, but generally speaking it get’s that reputation from people seeing others who have hurt themselves doing it… probably with bad form and/or more weight than they can actually lift because they wanted to show off or were being cheered on by their peers to finish the lift like they do in some places. But if you want to build a strong posterior chain, jump wicked high, get really good at picking up heavy things, improve your core strength or just improve your overall greatness, the deadlift is one of the best ways to do so. The conventional deadlift isn’t right for everyone. Some people are better suited to stick with sumo deadlifts, hex bar deadlifts, or even rack pull deadlifts, but if you are in the market to learn the conventional deadlift, here’s a quick explanation.