Barbell Deadlift

Exercise mainly for back, legs and the whole body

Barbell Deadlift Illustration

Exercise execution guide

Starting position

Barbell placed on the ground in front of you. Feet a little less than shoulder width apart with your knees bent. With your arms fully extended, grab the barbell in pronation, hands shoulder-width apart Keep your torso slightly bent forward, back straight, shoulders pulled back and chest out. Inhale and tighten your abdominal muscles.


While keeping your arms straight, lift the barbell by extending your legs and straightening your torso to reach a vertical position. Exhale at the end of the motion. Then slowly go back to the starting position. Always remember never to bend your back.

Equipment required

Barbell, plates

Main muscles

Back, legs