Barbell Deadlift

The barbell deadlift builds total-body strength by targeting the lower and upper back, hamstrings, quads, traps, and glutes. The exercise also increases core strength and stability. It is known as one of the best total body exercises for strength, building muscle, and fat loss.


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    Bend at hips and knees, and grab a loaded barbell with an overhand grip about twice as wide as shoulder-width.
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    Without allowing your lower back to round, stand up and thrust your hips forward as you squeeze your glutes. Pause, then lower the bar back to the floor while keeping it as close to your body as possible.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid rounding your back throughout the movement. Focus on keeping your chest up and your back flat.
  • Avoid bouncing the plates for the next rep. Instead, reset after each rep and let the bar come to a dead stop.
  • Keep your head inline with the rest of your body and avoid overarching at the neck.