Bodies by Design Fitness Tips
Mark shows you the proper way to do the deadlift, a classic exercise that targets many large muscles in your body, primarily your legs and back.
To perform a proper deadlift, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and then grab a barbell making sure your chest and head are up and your bum is back. Keep the barbell close to your shins as you begin the movement, first pushing through your heels and then using your legs to stand up. A common mistake at the top of this movement is leaning back or hyperextending while standing straight. To complete the repetition, put your bum back, bend your knees and lower the bar to the ground. The deadlift is a great exercise to boost your power and strength as it targets many large muscle groups.