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Deadlift

Muscles Worked: Lower back, Hamstrings, Glutes

Starting Stance: Start by standing up tall, with shoulders back, feet about shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent, and toes pointed forward with feet flat. Grab your weight with an overhand grip and hold them at arm’s length in front of your thighs (you can use a variety of things for weight but try to make sure you have a weight that can be balanced by both hands).

Action: With weight in hands, tip forward from your hips, lower the object to the top of your knees and return to an upright position. Make sure your shoulders are pulled back, abs are braced and the chest if lifted.

Lift your weight object by extending hips and knees to full extension. Pull shoulders back at top of lift, if rounded. Return weights to floor by bending hips back while allowing knees to bend forward, keeping back straight and knees pointed same direction as feet.

TIP: Make sure you don’t round your lower back – keep it straight during the whole exercise. 

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