HOW TO DEADLIFT

The Deadlift is a good exercise for improving strength, particularly your overall posture to prevent you from injury.

The main muscles that make up the Posterior Chain are the calf muscles, hamstrings, gluteus maximus, latissimus dorsi and the erector spinae muscles.

Performing a deadlift exercise doesn’t just require the legs and back but it also requires you to use your arms and abs so it’s also a good movement to master for toning the whole body. 

Every time you bend down to pick something up, you are essentially performing a deadlift, so it’s a practical and functional exercise that would be worth adding to your exercise routine.

Other than developing real strength, there are several more benefits to performing the deadlift. 

See variations of deadlift exercises below, which includes video demonstrations and a how-to guide.

DEADLIFT TIPS

  • Think about keeping your shoulders back and down and maintain a neutral spine throughout the whole movement to avoid rounding your back.

  • Brace your abs and pull the bar (or dumbbells) in a smooth motion off the floor.

  • Keep the bar (or dumbbells) close to your body while performing the whole movement.