Deadlifts

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Deadlifts

Sport: Rugby League, Rugby Union, Touch Football, Basketball, Netball, Soccer

Focus: Strength, Power

Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Lower Back

Equipment: Barbell



Exercise Description

– Stand in front of a loaded barbell
– While keeping the back as straight as possible, bend your knees, bend forward and grasp the bar using a shoulder width overhand grip
– While holding the bar, start the lift by pushing with your legs while simultaneously getting your torso to the upright position
– In the upright position, stick your chest out and contract the back by bringing the shoulder blades back
– Go back to the starting position by bending at the knees while simultaneously leaning the torso forward at the waist while keeping the back straight
– When the weights on the bar touch the floor you are back at the starting position
– This is one rep

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