How to Perfect the Dead Lift Form
What is the most important thing to remember when you dead lift?
Hi, my name is Lisa Feldermann and I'm here at Blink Fitness in New York to teach you how to do the proper dead lift.So there are a couple of key components to the dead lift that are really important to make sure that you do this fantastic exercise safely and effectively. So the first step would be to get your feet in the right spot. You want to keep your feet about hip-distance apart, so directly underneath the hips, which is relatively close together.Make sure the arms are just outside the legs and that the bar stays as close to the legs as possible. You start with the bar about mid shin, hands just outside, back is flat, chest is up and shoulders are back. Stand up all the way and then back down and up again.The most important part is always that you keep your back flat. The biggest thing that people mess up on in the dead lift is by rounding their shoulders and rounding their back. So throughout this whole exercise, we're going to keep our back totally flat and the shoulders really broad and back.So today I demonstrated with just the bar. Now the bar itself weighs 45 pounds, but very soon you'll be able to do more than that, which is when you start adding the plates on to the sides.My name's Lisa Feldermann. I'm from Blink Fitness, and for more information, go to About.com.