Deadlifts are essential movements for everyday tasks and the health of your spine. The deadlift is a multi-joint movement that strengthens both upper body and larger lower body muscle groups such as, lower back, glutes, hamstrings and quads. Proper form is important when preforming a deadlift to minimize risk of back injuries.
How do I do it?
Spread your feet hip distance apart with knees slightly bent. Place a kettle bell in between your feet. Push your butt backwards to grab the kettle bell with both hands. Keep your spine in neutral position, pushing hips backwards away from the knees. Retract your shoulder blades before picking up the weight with two hands. Tension should be felt in hamstrings. Keep the back neutral, shoulders retracted and squeeze your glute muscles to return to the standing position, keeping the back in a neutral position at all times. DO NOT ROUND YOUR BACK. Return the kettlebell to the ground the same way you lifted it and repeat.