Monday, July 4, 2011

Exercise of the week - Deadlifts

Exercise of the week – Dead lifts
Stand in front of the barbell with a shoulder width stance.
 See that you maintain your back as straight as possible, bend from your knees and bend forward maintaining your neutral spine. Grasp the bar using a medium (shoulder width) overhand grip. This will be the initial position from where you drive the weight off the floor.
Tip:  You can use different variation of hand grip or use wrist straps if you find the barbell slipping from your fingers.
Driving with your legs and maintaining your upright position you get the weight of the floor, while you breathe out. In the upright position, keep your chest up while the weight hangs under your hips.
You drop the weight back to the initial position. This descent is executed by bending from your knees and maintaining an upright torso. When the bar is in line with your shin you are ready to perform your next repetition.
  • This exercise is contraindicated for individuals with lower back problems
  • Please execute this exercise with perfect form
You can use dumbbells instead of the barbell

Frank Mapranny, 
HOD Fitness, 
Your Fitness club

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