Tuesday, June 2, 2009

How To Do The Deadlift With Proper Form

Here is a deadlift instructional video that I shot while working out last week down at the Las Vegas Athletic Club.

The deadlift is one of the oldest weight training exercises and it is also one of the most effective exercises for overall total body muscular development. There is a lot of confusion and misconceptions when it comes to the deadlift. Some people think that it is a dangerous exercise. However, when it is done properly, it is one of the most productive exercises that you can do in your workouts.

To get more deadlift training tips check out my 7 week deadlift cycle, which is included as an extra bonus report with the Blast Your Bench program.


  1. So the difference between the dead lift and the stiff legged deadlift is the less bending of the knees?

    What about a partial dead lift?

  2. can you use smith machine for deadlift and show me what form .Some stand on blocks or stepper to do it what is best and safest yours kev.

  3. Hi Lee
    It is great. I do it and will stick to it.
    I wonder how much important the weight is.
    I usually start with 60 kg and doing pyramid method end up with 170-80 kg.
    Can I get the same result with the maximum weights of 120 kg?

    Thanks for your practical posts,

  4. Nice video. But I have read in more than one magazine that most trainers are moving away from alternate grip. Clients tend to use the same grip and one side of their rear delts, traps over develop more than the other.

  5. Heh, most of those weren't D-E-A-Dlifts (being a smartass :D). Okay so, I have trouble keeping my back straight, even without weight when I bend my knees, stiff legged works OK with me, but I'd like to be able to do the traditional deadlift properly, back straight. I've done some research and found out that it may be about hip mobility, I've stretched and done different kind of hip mobility exercises but they haven't been much of a help. So could you give me some tips about keeping the back straight. Great blog BTW.