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Monday, 19 December 2011

Back Exercise: Barbell Deadlifts

The Barbell Deadlift is one of the best total body exercises. It is essential for muscle building.

Where it Targets: 
  1. Back (Upper and Lower)    
  2. Hamstring                                      
  3. Glutes (Butt)
  4. Forearms
  5. Core Muscles       
Equipment Needed: Barbell

Step 1
Stand in front of a barbell with your feet shoulder width apart and shins close to the bar. 
Step 2
Lift the barbell with your hands slightly wider than the width of your shoulders. Keep your arms straight and bend your legs with your back straight. 
Step 3
Position yourself as if you are doing a squat with the barbell at arms length in front of you.
Step 4
Lift the barbell from the floor by straightening yourself until your whole body is upright. 
Step 5
Pull your shoulders back. 
Step 6
Then lower the bar back to the floor. Repeat for as many times you can with good, consistent form

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