Deadlift

Free Weights / Intermediate

8 ratings

Equipment Needed

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Sitewide Performance

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  • Male
  • Female
  • 189.03 lb
    average weight
  • 838.00 lb
    best weight
  • 434
    times logged
  • #11
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Average Sitewide Deadlift Weight

  • 207.37 lb
    average weight
  • 838.00 lb
    best weight
  • 305
    times logged
  • #9
    popularity rank

Average Male Deadlift Weight

  • 108.39 lb
    average weight
  • 285.00 lb
    best weight
  • 56
    times logged
  • #33
    popularity rank

Average Female Deadlift Weight

How to do the Deadlift:

Muscles Worked

Traps secondary Forearms secondary Quads secondary Calves secondary Middle back secondary Lower back secondary Glutes secondary Hip flexors secondary Hamstrings primary Muscles diagram

Details

The deadlift is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the hamstrings and to a lesser degree also targets the traps, forearms, quads, calves, middle back, lower back, glutes, and hip flexors ...more

The deadlift is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the hamstrings and to a lesser degree also targets the traps, forearms, quads, calves, middle back, lower back, glutes, and hip flexors.

The only deadlift equipment that you really need is the following: barbell. There are however many different deadlift variations that you can try out that may require different types of deadlift equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper deadlift form is easy with the step by step deadlift instructions, deadlift tips, and the instructional deadlift technique video on this page. The deadlift is a pull exercise for those with a intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the deadlift video, learn how to do the deadlift, and then be sure and browse through the deadlift workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. If it's hard to keep your grip on the bar, use wrist straps. You can also alternate your grip.
  2. This exercise is not recommended for people who have back issues. For them, a rowing exercise is a better choice.
  3. Take care not to round the back while performing this exercise to avoid injury. Using a weight that is too heavy will also cause injury, and it's better to use a lighter one if in doubt.
  4. Keep the bar close to your legs throughout the exercise from start to finish.

Variations

  1. Dumbbells can be substituted for a barbell.
  2. Perform exercise with a mixed-grip.
  3. Perform exercise while on a small platform (deficit deadlift).

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

8 Reviews

Equipment Needed

Tips

  1. If it's hard to keep your grip on the bar, use wrist straps. You can also alternate your grip.
  2. This exercise is not recommended for people who have back issues. For them, a rowing exercise is a better choice.
  3. Take care not to round the back while performing this exercise to avoid injury. Using a weight that is too heavy will also cause injury, and it's better to use a lighter one if in doubt.
  4. Keep the bar close to your legs throughout the exercise from start to finish.

Variations

  1. Dumbbells can be substituted for a barbell.
  2. Perform exercise with a mixed-grip.
  3. Perform exercise while on a small platform (deficit deadlift).

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound