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.
For 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.
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.
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.
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!