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Barbell Deadlift for Women
- Load the barbell and roll it against your shins. Bend at your hips and knees and grab the bar with an overhand grip, your hands just beyond shoulder width.
- Without allowing your lower back to round, pull your torso back and up, thrust your hips forward, and stand up with the barbell. Squeeze your glutes as you perform the movement. Lower the bar to the floor, keeping it as close to your body as possible.
Make it harder You can also perform the dead lift and wide-grip deadlift while standing with each foot on a 25-pound weight plate. This increases the distance you have to lift the weight, challenging your muscles even more.
This move has been excerpted from The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises by Adam Campbell.
This Move Works:
Core, Glutes, Hamstrings, Quadriceps, Shoulders, Upper Back