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Barbell Deadlifts

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your chest back and back straight
  • Remember to keep your arms extended at all times

Barbell Deadlifts

This exercise targets your hamstrings/quadriceps and provides a moderate to high cardio benefit. It also works your glutes and lower back.

Muscle Group

Quadriceps (Quads), Hamstrings, Gluteals (Glutes), Lower Back


1 Day a Week to
2 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit

Moderate to High

Muscle Group: Quadriceps (Quads), Hamstrings, Gluteals (Glutes), Lower Back

Equipment: Barbell

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Moderate to High

Exercise Category: Hamstrings

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward, arms hanging straight down by your sides. Place a barbell at your feet.

  1. 1 Squat down, bending your knees and leaning forward slightly to grab the barbell with an overhand grip, hands shoulder width apart. Do not extend your knees past your feet.
  2. 2 In one fluid motion, lift the barbell until you are standing straight and the barbell is in front of your knees.
  3. 3 Repeat step one and place the barbell back on the floor.
  4. 4Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.