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Barbell Deadlift

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Type: Strength Main Muscle Worked: Hamstrings Other Muscles: Calves, Glutes, Lower Back Equipment: Barbell Mechanics Type: Compound Level: Intermediate Sport: NoForce: Pull
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Barbell Deadlift Guide

Main Muscle: Hamstrings

  1. Approach the bar so that it is centered over your feet. Your feet should be about hip-width apart. Bend at the hip to grip the bar at shoulder-width allowing your shoulder blades to protract. Typically, you would use an alternating grip.
  2. With your feet and your grip set, take a big breath and then lower your hips and flex the knees until your shins contact the bar. Look forward with your head. Keep your chest up and your back arched, and begin driving through the heels to move the weight upward.
  3. After the bar passes the knees aggressively pull the bar back, pulling your shoulder blades together as you drive your hips forward into the bar.
  4. Lower the bar by bending at the hips and guiding it to the floor.

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Oct 11, 2016 3:48 PM: Probably the best exercise possible. Especially if you do it Olympic style to get the quad activation. I would avoid doing alternate grip to avoid muscle imbalances unless you are powerlifting and also want to work on addressing those imbalances. Go double overhand, neutral grip and stance, sit back,...+See More

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Jul 19, 2016 11:12 AM: I being a beginner , what are the alternatives to Dead-lift??

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Jun 24, 2016 10:41 AM: What's the difference between this and the clean dead-lift?

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May 4, 2016 2:57 AM: If I was going to do just ONE exercise, this would be it,

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Apr 2, 2016 2:41 PM: I am just starting to deaslift. I started at 60 pounds and i coukd do it 16 times, could probably do more reps. How many reps should i be able to do?

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Mar 16, 2016 2:45 AM: Always wear a belt when lifting heavy weight !!

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Mar 15, 2016 3:01 AM: Bug report (as of March 15th, 2016).
The exercise database has two duplicated Barbell Deadlift. This one for Hamstring, and another one for Lower-back. The Lower-back one has more information and has video. When search on Android device, I get 2 Barbell Deadlift. When search on PC, I get 1 Barbell...+See More

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Jan 31, 2016 5:48 PM: Love Me some DEADS!

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Dec 25, 2015 10:03 PM: Definitely a good exercise. You can really do it anywhere, especially if you have a heavy couch. I have a go kart, so I just deadlift that when I can't go to the gym.

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Dec 21, 2015 8:40 PM: One of my favorite exercises! I try incorporating deadlifts into my routine at least twice throughout the week. Great way to end leg days.

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