The deadlift is the king of the lift. It's such a fantastic movement because of how many muscles it trains at once. Not only does it work your prime movers (namely your glutes, hamstrings, and lats), but it also works your synergists and stabilizers (everything from your obliques to your quads to your traps).
"It takes brute strength to hoist a deadstop object from the ground to the hips with only the use of one’s muscles and leverages. As weight gets heavier, the movement only gets harder, however…you get stronger!"
"Perfection comes from time and continuous work at the craft. Start with variations and practice hanging properly, bracing accordingly, and pulling the slack out of the bar the to truly become a deadlift champion."
"Everyone will have their strongest lifts, but that doesn’t mean the weaker ones should be neglected. If you constantly feel like the deadlift is out to get you, say f*ck it – and start strategizing. You might just need a little more attention on the lift than others."