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Barbell Deadlift

 

Set-Up

  • Walk to the bar and have the bar go over top of your midfoot. Your shins shouldn’t touch the bar.
  • Have your heels at hip width and point toes outwards.
  • Drop hips outwards to bend down and keep bar at the midfoot.
  • Grab the bar with an alternating grip about shoulder width apart and keep arms extended.
  • Keep back and shoulders straight and tight by squeezing your shoulder blades together.

Movement

  • Pull the bar while keeping back straight and drive through hips by forcing them forwards.
  • Stop once you stand straight up. Don’t over extend your back.
  • Return to starting position by dropping your hips outwards and repeat necessary reps.

Completion

  • After completion, return to the floor and bend hips outwards and let go of the bar or alternatively, drop the weight.