What muscles do Deadlift work?
Deadlifts primarily work the following muscle groups:
- Glutes and hamstrings (buttocks and back of thighs)
- Quads (front of thighs)
- Back muscles (lats, traps, rhomboids, and spinal erectors)
- Grip strength
However, Deadlifts also involve other muscle groups, including the calves, abs, and triceps, to maintain balance and stability during the exercise.
How do you do a Deadlift?
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to perform a Deadlift:
Stand with your feet hip-width apart, with your shins touching the bar.
Bend down and grab the bar with a palms-down grip, slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
Keep your back straight and your chest up, engage your core and lift the bar off the ground.
Stand up straight, extending your hips and knees until you are standing tall.
Lower the bar back down to the ground, keeping your back straight, by bending your hips and knees.
Repeat for desired reps.
Note: it is important to maintain proper form and technique during the Deadlift to avoid injury and ensure the exercise is effective for your intended muscle groups. It is also recommended to start with lighter weights and gradually increase as you build strength and confidence in your form.