Move of the Week: Barbell Deadlift

Move of the Week: Barbell Deadlift

Article by: Aaron Brooks, PurLife Delray – Personal Trainer

Move of the Week – Barbell Deadlift

Delray Beach Personal Trainer Aaron Brooks

  1. Begin standing with your feet hip-width apart and under the bar. which should be close to your shins.
  2. Bend and grab the bar using an overhead grip, your arms just outside of your legs, bending your knees slightly until your shins are lightly brushing the bar.
  3. Keeping your chest lifted and spine straight, engage your glutes and lift the bar, keeping it close to your legs.
    (Avoid leaning back once you’re upright).
  4. Return the weight to the floor by engaging your glutes once more, pushing your hips back.

Barbell Deadlift

Begin standing with your feet hip-width apart

Barbell Deadlift 3

Bend and grab the bar using an overhead grip

Barbell Deadlift 2

Lift the bar

Barbell Deadlift 4

Return the weight to the floor

The barbell deadlift activates over 30 individual muscles. Listed below are a few of the major muscle groups involved:

  • Rectus abdominis
  • Internal / external oblique muscle
  • Latissimus dorsi
  • Levator scapulae
  • Quadratus lumborum
  • Rhomboideus major
  • Trapezius
  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Biceps
  • Gluteal muscles

Aaron Brooks

Personal Trainer – Delray Beach Gym

2019-04-11T13:25:58-04:00April 10th, 2019|

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