Barbell Deadlift

In this video Head Coach, Adrian Ball, covers the Barbell Deadlift. The Barbell Deadlift is a fantastic exercise for the overall development of the lower body including the Glutes, Quadriceps and Hamstrings.


  1. Step up to and under a barbell with your feet angled slightly outward, at hip-width apart.
  2. Bend over and grip the barbell with both hands at shoulder width.
  3. Bend your knees until the bar almost touches your shins, we would suggest a gap of around an inch. Try positioning the bar over the top of your shoelaces.
  4. With a neutral spine, flex your glutes (bum) and brace your stomach.
  5. Pick the bar up off the ground (It helps to think about pressing down into the floor with your feet through your heels).
  6. Continue pressing down with your legs until the barbell passes your knees, then push your hips forward until you are standing up straight.
  7. Reverse your movement until the bar returns to its starting place on the ground.
  8. Repeat for Repetitions.


It’s important to keep our core braces throughout the entire movement, keeping our back in a safe position throughout, see the video for more information. Check out the other leg movements we have available on the site by simply selecting “Legs” in the categories.


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