Incorporate a deadlift into your workout

Friday 07 February 2020

Deadlift and get more bang for your buck! It's a great full body, functional exercise that you should take advantage of, just make sure your technique is correct.

  1. stand with your feet under the bar, hip width apart, toes pointed slightly out
  2. grab the bar with your arms extended and with your grip shoulder width apart
  3. bend your knees and lower (keep your back straight) until your shins touch the bar. Don’t let your shins move the bar outwards.
  4. straighten your back and pull your chest up
  5. take a big breath in, hold it in, pull and stand up

What should I remember?

Keep your core and glutes engaged and keep a straight back throughout the exercise. 

How often should I deadlift for results?

Try incorporate deadlifts into your workout 2-3 times a week:

  • 3 sets of 12-15 reps (beginner)
  • 3 sets of 8-12 reps (intermediate)
  • 3 sets of 1-8 using weights (advanced)

To maximise results you should be feeling as though the last 2 or 3 repetitions are very hard. If you can't achieve the full number of reps per set, either lower the weight or reduce the amount of reps. 

What do I do if I need assistance? 

Ask our friendly gym staff for assistance, that's what we're here for! 


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