Deadlift

Free Weights / Intermediate

6 ratings

Equipment Needed

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

  • All
  • Male
  • Female
  • 191.03 lb
    average weight
  • 500.00 lb
    best weight
  • 295
    times logged
  • #11
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Deadlift Weight

  • 210.37 lb
    average weight
  • 500.00 lb
    best weight
  • 220
    times logged
  • #9
    popularity rank

Average Male Deadlift Weight

  • 93.35 lb
    average weight
  • 235.00 lb
    best weight
  • 43
    times logged
  • #28
    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 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

6 Reviews

  • JoelJonathan
    almost 5 years ago
    #

    I used to really struggle with deadlifts but after watching my form very carefully and not jumping up in weight too fast I now love doing deadlifts.

    • Phil_Rich
      over 3 years ago
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      One of the best way to learn deadlift, is doing dynamic training, West side Barbell style, wich mean using 40 to 60 % of your 1RM (light weights) and do a lot of 1 rep. Because it's fast (as fast as possible), you register the movement in your mind and after when you go heavy, you're stronger cause you're more connected mind to muscle (nurves strenght) and you know how the proper form should look like.

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    tw
    almost 5 years ago
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  • janaka
    about 4 years ago
    #

    The most functional exercise.. and the exercise that one can handle most weight.. we dead lift many things from morning to night.

  • NAC
    almost 2 years ago
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    Dead lifts have a lot of benefits It's a compound lift so your working a couples muscle groups all in one move which is a good thing. It's great for working your hamstrings glutes and lower back. On a down side though, a lot of beginners hurt their back's doing this exercise. If your new to this lift I would recommend watching some form videos and have a mirror and a trainer to help you with form the first couple times you do it. Don't use a lot of weight on your first couple tries. Make sure you have mastered the form before loading up the bar with weight.

  • NeilM
    over 1 year ago
    #

    The King of all lifts!

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