Move Targets: Hamstrings and Glutes
Step-by-Step Note: The deadlift must be performed by the legs. If you feel any pain in the back, stop. Adjust your technique or lighten the load. Do not try to steer this exercise with the upper body.
Step 1: Hold your dumbbells so they’re resting on your thighs, palms facing you. Shoulders should be back with your back slightly arched and your knees a slight bend.
Step 2: Lower the dumbbells down to your shins by pushing your your butt back as far as you can, keeping your weight in your heels. Keep dumbbells close to your body, gaze forward and keep shoulder back. Return to starting position in a slow and controlled motion, driving the hips forward to stand tall. That is one rep. Repeat for allotted time.
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