If you’re someone who is serious about lifting weights, then you’ve probably got deadlifts on your list of things-to-do. The thing is that deadlifts can work several large muscle groups at the same time. Many even refer to them as ‘miracle lifts’ because they can keep your muscles firm if practised regularly.
There is, however, one problem: If you don’t get your technique right, you can end up injuring yourself. So, we thought we should shed some light on the right way of doing deadlifts to help you out!
First, let’s look at all muscle groups deadlifts can have an impact upon.
Now you see why this is a favourite for those who lift weights? One single exercise can affect so many difficult muscle groups and help you tone up your body.
Follow these tips and aim at doing deadlifts correctly to avoid the risk of serious injuries:
Stand with your midfoot under the barbell so that it touches your shins. Basically, your foot should be angled slightly outward. Your heels should be hip-width apart.
Bend your knees slowly but do not bend your waist. Keep your upper body straight.
Grip the barbell with both of your hands, keeping them shoulder-width apart. Rotate your elbows but only very slightly. Your arms must be vertical to each other.
Your spine must stay neutral and your core should be engaged.