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Barbell Deadlifts

How to do Barbell Deadlifts

1. Place the barbell on the floor just in front of you

2. Stand tall and strong with your feet placed about shoulder-width apart and a very slight bend at the knee

3. Keeping your back straight and neck in line with your spine, bend forwards at the hip while simultaneously bending at the knee to get down low enough to grasp the barbell in either an overhand grip or a staggered grip

4. Keeping your arms straight, allow your hips and shoulders to drive upwards together while keeping your back and neck in line

5. Bring the barbell along the line of your body throughout the entire motion until you reach a tall, strong, top position

6. Lightly tense your glutes at this top position, the barbell should now be resting on your upper thighs

What muscles do Barbell Deadlifts work?

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The primary muscles used in Barbell Deadlifts are the Glutes and Lower Back. The secondary muscles used are the Hamstrings.