To perform proper Barbell Deadlifts, you must:
- Load a barbell and roll it against your shins.
- Bend at your hips and knees and grab the bar with an overhand grip, your hands just beyond shoulder width.
- Keeping your lower back naturally arched, pull your torso up and thrust your hips forward as you stand up with the barbell.
- As you lift the bar, keep it as close to your body as possible.
- Lower the bar to the floor. That’s 1 rep.