Deadlift

Deadlift

This is a great total body exercise that really focuses on the posterior strength – or back muscles, glutials and hamstrings. It’s one of the best strength moves you can do!

Stand with your feet hip width apart. Place a barbell or dumbbells in your hands.  Squat down with your weight on your heels, keeping a neutral alignment in your spine, and looking forward. Allow the weight to follow the line of your legs to your ankles. Press your feet into the floor and take a deep breath.  Exhale as you stand straight up, lifting your barbell or dumbbells with straight arms. Squeeze your butt as you stand straight, and then repeat.  Make sure you don’t round your back. Use a heavier weight with dead lifts, allowing you fatigue around rep 15.  Try to do three sets of this.

Here is an instructional video from Full-Body-Fitness

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2 thoughts on “Deadlift

  1. Ed Thomas says:

    It helps to wear over the calf socks to keep the barbell from tearing up your shins. It may look silly while doing it, but better than scabs and scars later!

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