How to Deadlift


Do you like the idea of doing a deadlift but aren't quite sure how execute it? Well, here's Mike, one of our fitness instructors demonstrating how to perform the exercise safely. Keep reading for our step-by-step instructions!

Start with feet shoulder width apart, toes under the bar. Keep the bar close to your shins, your hips back and knees bent. Make sure your back is straight and not arched.

You can use an overhand grip, or one over and one underhand grip.

Push the floor away with your legs rather than pulling the bar up with your arms and make sure to keep the bar as close to the body as possible.

As the bar passes your knees you can start to drive through with your hips to meet the bar. Make sure your back is straight throughout the movement.

As you lower the bar hinge at the hips making sure it’s still close to the body and keep your chest tall.

As the bar passes the knees start to bend them to allow the bar to travel in a straight line back down to the floor

Finish in starting position, ready to go again!

If you are interested in learning more about weight training and incorporating it into your routine then don't worry - you're not alone! We're putting out loads of blog posts breaking down how to do certain moves (such as squatting with Bex) to help you on your journey. We still suggest you come in and talk to the instructors in the health club to ensure you're working your body correctly and getting the most out of your workout. If you're a gold member, a six weekly review is part of your membership so call us on 01326 312707 or pop in to arrange your review. As a silver or bronze member, our instructors are always on hand to help, or you could ask about upgrading your membership.