How To Do A Barbell Deadlift

  • Stand with feet hip to shoulder width apart . Toes pointing forward.
  • Hinge at the hips and slightly bend the knees to grab onto the barbell with hands slightly wider than shins. Grip is pronated.
  • Brace abs and position the bar over midfoot.
  • With the back flat and bar close to the shins and thighs, push into the floor to lift the bar.
  • Maintain head and torso angle until the bar passes the knees, then stand upright.
  • Reverse the pattern, hinging at the hips to initiate, to return the bar to its starting position.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
  • Avoid rounding the spine, over emphasizing the knee bend, losing head position or rounding the shoulders.