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EXERCISE: The Perfect Deadlift

The deadlift is notorious for giving you muscle aches the day after, trust me if deadlifts always leave you in pain. You’re doing it wrong. Deadlifts are very hard to get right though, therefore this explanation on the deadlift.

Deadlifts target mainly the hamstrings, glutes and lower back. That’s why it is so important to do right. After 4 weeks of deadlifts, you’ll see that V-shape coming.

Grip

deadlift grip SF.jpgFor deadlifts, you use a barbell. you should hold the barbell at shoulder width as pictured in the image on the right. I like to hold the barbell this way, some people hold the barbell with one hand turned 180°. Maybe this is the best way but I like holding my hands in a symmetric fashion in all exercises.

Position

your legs should be spread a 1,5 foot-lengths out, ensuring a steady positioning so you will not likely fall over because of the weight of the barbell.

Movement

The movement is pretty straightforward, but pretty hard to get right. Keeping your back straight is the most important part and then its just a matter of lifting the bar with your lower back and legs.

deadlift position sideview.jpg

deadlift position SF.jpg

 

I recommend you try to secure a spot at a mirror to practice deadlifting with an empty barbell. Believe me, good form is a pain to achieve but will pay off in the end.

That’s my take on deadlifting, what do you all think? Do you agree with my way of deadlifting or do you recommend other strategies? Let me know in the comments!

Have a good one!

 

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6 thoughts on “EXERCISE: The Perfect Deadlift Leave a comment

  1. I’m so glad the first time I did deadlifts I had a trainer watching me like a hawk for bad form! They really are one of my favorite moves, I won’t even know how effective they were until I bend over to brush my teeth and my legs start shaking!

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  2. This grip is good for the lower weight but once you get up to heavy weight i find grip strength just isn’t there with this type of grip. I find mixed to work best for heavy weight but you have to rotate it so you don’t become imbalanced with grip strength. Love the site man keep it up

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