Smith Deadlift

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Smith Deadlift

Instructions

Preparation

Stand with shoulder width or narrower stance with feet flat beneath bar. Grasp bar with shoulder width or slightly wider mixed grip or slightly wider. Disengage bar by rotating bar back.

Execution

Squat down to lower bar by bending hips and knees. Lift bar by extending hips and knees to full extension. Pull shoulders back at top of lift if rounded. Return and repeat.

Comments

Throughout lift keep hips low, shoulders high, arms and back straight. Keep bar close to body to improve mechanical leverage. Also see Deadlift under Gluteus Maximus.

Classification

 Utility: Basic
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Pull

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