I swear to you, it is true.
You could go to a doctor for what ails you for the rest of your life and never get tangibly better. Or you could deadlift and get over it. The medical industry is one of the most powerful and profitable industries on earth and they don't have anything in their cabinet of crank remedies that can come within a million miles of deadlifts.
Embarrassing and sad but I have not deadlifted in 7 years. I am ashamed. You are wasting your time in the in the gym if you can do them but don't do them.
I have been deadlifting 3 weeks and with little else changed have lost 9 kgs by just getting proper sleep in tandem.I am only guessing but I would say I added 5 pounds of muscle at the same time. This is pretty good for a living mummy born before they started work on the pyramids.
You're not deadlifting until you use wraps. Your grip will always fail before your lower back and legs will. Use wraps to hold your hands on the bar and lift slowly and carefully to failure.
Deadlifts are different from other exercises. You don't necessarily have to aim for a certain number of reps. Aim for failure around 6-10 reps (most people) and you'll be doing them correctly. Resist when lowering even after you have failed.
Words cannot really do it justice. I am supposed to be too old to benefit but two days after deadlifting it feels like every pair of pants I wear is two sizes too small, if you know what I mean ... and I think that you do.
The most amazing thing that never fails to astonish me is the indirect effect. I had been working my upper body as hard as is possible without a training partner but was only making very gradual progress. I added deadlifts and within three days of 9 hours a night sleeping I had changed from John Goodman into Arnold Schwarzenegger. Seriously. I got up one morning rubbing my eyes and when I opened them in front of the mirror promptly crapped in my own briefs. I have not seen that looking back at me for about 25 years. It is incredible how if you put in sincere effort you can make sincere results in a very short time. I bet if I had a training partner I could move from pretty darn good into incredible results. It is hard when you train by yourself but add deadlifts and suddenly things start to roll there.
Do you know what you really need to do deadlifts properly? A will to live. If you have that, you got everything.
It's not just these physical metrics, either. Your mind is sharper. Oxygen tastes better. It feels like your spine is not feeling any pain just moving around. It is really, really nice and it gets better the more you deadlift.