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Barbell Deadlift

Exercise Data

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Lower Back
Other Muscles: Calves, Forearms, Glutes, Hamstrings, Lats, Middle Back, Quadriceps, Traps
Equipment: Barbell
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Intermediate
Sport: Yes
Force: Pull
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Barbell Deadlift Guide

Main Muscle: Lower Back

  1. Stand in front of a loaded barbell.
  2. While keeping the back as straight as possible, bend your knees, bend forward and grasp the bar using a medium (shoulder width) overhand grip. This will be the starting position of the exercise. Tip: If it is difficult to hold on to the bar with this grip, alternate your grip or use wrist straps.
  3. While holding the bar, start the lift by pushing with your legs while simultaneously getting your torso to the upright position as you breathe out. In the upright position, stick your chest out and contract the back by bringing the shoulder blades back. Think of how the soldiers in the military look when they are in standing in attention.
  4. Go back to the starting position by bending at the knees while simultaneously leaning the torso forward at the waist while keeping the back straight. When the weights on the bar touch the floor you are back at the starting position and ready to perform another repetition.
  5. Perform the amount of repetitions prescribed in the program.

Caution:

  • This is not an exercise to be taken lightly. If you have back issues, substitute it for a rowing motion instead.
  • If you have a healthy back, ensure perfect form and never round the back as this can cause back injury. Be cautious as well with the weight used; in case of doubt, use less weight rather than more.

Variations: Dumbbells can be used as well though I find the bar version easier to perform.



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Mar 27, 2015 11:49 PM: Great exercise!



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Mar 25, 2015 11:24 AM: One tip is to make sure you don't set up in a squat position. Knees cannot be over the bar and must make a 90 degree angle with the floor. Check out: http://deadliftworkouts.com/butt-position



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Mar 14, 2015 4:57 PM: Great exercise! It hits all your leg muscles really well!



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Jan 27, 2015 2:37 PM: Hard but rewarding and challenging



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Jan 23, 2015 7:43 AM: Amazing!It helps with burning body fat too due to the number of muscles used.



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Jan 18, 2015 5:41 AM: one not to miss!



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Nov 10, 2014 3:13 PM: Excellent!



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Sep 12, 2014 6:14 PM: THIS ROCKS!!



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Jun 25, 2014 4:20 PM: a great full body workout.



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Jun 9, 2014 8:26 PM: I love DL's! One of the greatest lifts for everyday life.



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