What’s a Deadlift?
The dumbbell deadlift, properly performed, is an excellent exercise to develop the back, core, glutes and hamstrings. To perform this exercise, observe the following training points:
- Stand with feet about 8-inches apart and a dumbbell at each side of your feet.
- Knees slightly bent, back straight and head up, bend at waist and grasp the dumbbells with both hands. Inhale on the way down.
- Exhale and stand erect with the dumbbells in both hands while arms are locked out.
Lower weights to the floor with legs bent and inhale.
Remember to keep your abdominal muscles contracted throughout the movement to develop a strong core.