Dumbbell deadlift


  • Stand tall, retract scapulas and draw in navel towards spine whilst squeezing glutes. 
  • Important that the hip, knee and toes are tracking in line.
  • Core must remain activated throughout deadlift-watch forcompensation in your client. Don't let misalignment of legs or flexionof the lower lumbar occur.
How to Do:
  • Keep arms staight at all times.
  • Lower the weights down as deep as neutral spine angles can be maintained.
  • Maintain good posture throughout the exercise with shoulder blades retracted and depressed.
  • Ensure no compensations of the knee ankle or hip. 
  • Return to the starting position, pushing throughthe glutes (to keep pressure off the lower back) and keeping thehead & chest up, this will ensure that pressure is not placedsolely on the lower back. 
  • Breathing in on the way down & breathing out on the way up
  • Dont rush through the exercise.
  • Keep transverse activated at all times.


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