- Grasp barbell from rack or deadlift
from floor with shoulder width or slightly wider overhand or
mixed grip. Stand with shoulder width or narrower stance.
- With back straight, lower bar to top of feet by bending hips.
Bend knees slightly during descent and keep waist straight. Place
weight onto floor. With knees still bent, lift bar by straightening
hips until standing upright. Pull shoulders back if rounded.
Extend knees at top if desired. Repeat.
- Throughout lift keep arms and back straight. Do not lower
weight beyond mild stretch throughout hamstrings. Full range
of motion will vary from person to person. Stand on shallow platform
if weight reaches floor before stretch. Those with less
flexibility may have to bend knees more. Knees can be kept
bent throughout movement. Also see Stiff
Leg Deadlift and Romanian