The Move: How to Do a Proper Deadlift
Incorporating deadlifts into your workout routine can strengthen and stretch the hamstrings, build the gluteal muscles and activate the quads.
Here’s how to do a proper deadlift:
- Grab a pair of heavy hand weights or a weight bar. Stand with the feet shoulder-width apart. Bending from the waist, lower the weight to your feet while keeping a slight bend in the knees. Ease the weights slowly down the legs, keeping them as close to the body as possible.
- Position your back at a 90-degree angle. Fix you gaze directly on the floor under you and keep the neck straight.
- Hold for 2-3 seconds, then squeeze the butt while standing up straight to return to start. Do 10-15 repetitions.