Dead Lift

Muscles Used Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Indermedialis, Vastus Medialis, Gluteus Maximus, Biceps Femoris, Semitendinosus, Semimembranosus, Erector Spinae
Movement Classification Push
Modality Choices Barbell, Dumbbell, Machine, Manual Resistance
Starting Position Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart, lower hips until thighs are almost parallel to the floor and grab the bar. Keep back flat, head up, and feet flat on the floor.
Description Stand upright by straightening the legs and upper torso. Pause momentarily and then recover to the starting position.
Spotting Be prepared to assist at the movement arm of the machine.
Points To Emphasize 1. Do not lift your hips quickly, move the whole body together
2. Do not snap or lock your knees when standing
3. Keep your shoulder blades together, this will help keep the back flat.


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