Barbell Deadlift

Target Muscles: Hamstrings

Equipment: Barbell

Instructions: With the loaded bar on the floor, stand close to the bar with your feet a little narrower than shoulder width apart. Bend at the knees and grip the bar about shoulder width with one palm facing in and one palm facing out. Get into a squat position. Keep your head up and the bar close to your shins. Drive through with your legs as you lift the weight up until you are standing in an upright position with your back locked. Keep the bar close to your body and squat back down, lowering the weight to the starting position. Do not allow muscles to relax before next repetition.

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Illustration of deadlifts using a barbell starting positon. Illustration of deadlifts using a barbell.

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