Deadlifts are brilliant a great workout for building your core muscles. In this guide, I will talk you through the best technique for completing a deadlift. I will also mention about the possible harm they can cause if you don’t use the right methods.
Deadlifts can be a brilliant exercise for your core muscles but it can be difficult getting the technique right. When it comes to deadlifts poor technique can lead to causing your body some serious injury. The most common injury would likely go to your back, as when you are not performing the exercise correctly you are likely lifting from your back. The most important thing is to remember to keep your back straight throughout the movements and lift the weights through your legs.
Deadlifts – Technique
- You need to stand with your feet hip-distance apart. Bend down so that your thighs are level to the floor. You want to take an overhand grip on the bar with your hands just a little bit wider than shoulder width apart. Remember to keep your back as straight as you can.
- Then while exhaling, bring in your abdominal muscles and lift the bar by pushing from your legs.
- Once the bar reaches your knees, you want to bring your hip forward so that you are standing tall with the bar resting on your hips.
- You want to then hold this position for 2 seconds then inhale and go back to the starting position slowly, bending your legs and still keeping your back straight.
This is how you complete a dead-lift with the correct form and posture. Performing them like this will help you to prevent injury. Furthermore, you should still see great results. Please feel free to comment, I would love to hear your thoughts.
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Author: James Burch
James is a health and fitness enthusiast who loves to try and help people. He writes from both knowledge and experience to give people guidance in all areas of health and fitness.