Barbell Deadlift

March 19, 2015 - Back Exercises, Barbell Exercises
Barbell Deadlift



To perform the deadlift first set a barbell with desired weight on the ground in front of you. Put your feet right beneath the bar with shoulder width stance and the bar touching your shins. After you stand in the right position to the bar bend your knees, bend forward, maintaining a straight back and grasp the bar using a shoulder width (your hands must be exactly outside your legs) overhand grip.


Take a deep breathe and start lifting the bar by first pushing with your heels into the floor extending your knees and hips as simultaneously getting your torso to the upright position. After you reach the upright position contract the back by bringing the shoulder blades back and puffing your chest out. Go back to the starting position by first leaning the torso forward at the waist and than when the bar pass your knee cap start bending your knees and hips as you maintaining a straight back. Continue the movement till the weights on the bar touch the floor and carefully change the direction to perform next repetition.