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How to Do a Deadlift?

The article delves in to the proper technique and method of doing a deadlift.

  • 19 Oct 2023
  • 2 min read
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Willing to build unshakeable strength and functional power? Then, the deadlift is the right exercise for you. The deadlift is a powerhouse movement that targets various muscle groups like erector spinae, glutes, hamstrings and core muscles while promoting overall strength and stability. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or a first-timer, learning how to do a deadlift with proper form can unlock a new level of strength and prowess.

 

Steps to do a deadlift

Here is a comprehensive guide on how to do a proper deadlift.

 

  • Warm-up

Start with a dynamic warm-up session to prepare your muscles and joints to bear the intensity of the deadlift.

 

  • Set your stance

Begin the deadlift by positioning yourself with your feet hip-width apart. Point your toes straight ahead or slightly turn them outward.

 

  • Grip the barbell

Stand close to the barbell with your shins nearly touching it. Bend your hips and knees to give the barbell an overhand or mixed grip. 

 

  • Proper form 

Focus on maintaining a neutral spine and keep your core muscles engaged throughout the movement. Avoid rounding your back to prevent injury.

 

  • Lift with your legs

Initiate the lift by pushing through your heels and straightening your hips and knees. Keep the barbell close to your body as you rise.

 

  • Stand tall

As you lift the bar, fully extend your hips and stand upright. Maintain a neutral spine; avoid hyperextending your back.

 

  • Lower with control

Reverse the moment by bending your hips and knees. Lower the barbell back to the ground while maintaining proper form.

 

  • Breathing pattern

Inhale as you prepare to lift, exhale as you exert force to lift the barbell. Now, inhale again as you lower the barbell back down.

 

  • Mindful repetition

 Perform deadlifts with a focus on quality over quantity. Start with a manageable weight; slowly increase it as you become more comfortable.

 

  • Rest & recovery

Allow sufficient time for recovery between deadlift sessions to prevent over-exertion and reduce the risk of injury.

 

  • Hydration & nutrition

A proper diet is the key to muscle building. Keep yourself hydrated and fuel your body with proper nutrition to support muscle function and recovery.

 

Conclusion

The deadlift isn’t just any exercise — it’s a testament to your strength and determination. You can reshape your fitness journey by mastering how to do a proper deadlift. Follow the correct technique, focus on your form, and watch as your strength and confidence reach new heights. Always listen to your body and avoid pushing beyond your capabilities. If you experience pain or discomfort, stop and correct your form. Remember, with each deadlift, you are not just lifting weight; you are lifting the bar on your potential, one rep at a time. Make sure you have health insurance against any accidents or mishaps that might happen. 

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