Dumbbell Deadlift

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Coach's Tips

Deadlift is usually done with heavy weight, but if you have a low level of muscle strength or wish to train with high repetition of low weight, workout with dumbbells!

How to Dumbbell Deadlift

Starting Position

1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand.

2. Your palms should be facing each other, with your elbows slightly bent.

3. Keep your core engaged and your chest and head up.

Proper Form

1. Hinge at the hips and push your butt back as you lower the dumbbells down the front of your legs.

2. Keep your back flat and your chest up throughout the entire movement.

3. When the dumbbells reach your ankles, pause, and then drive through your heels to raise your torso back to the starting position.

Breathing Technique

1. Exhale as you lower the dumbbells.

2. Inhale as you raise the dumbbells back to the starting position.


1. Make sure that you keep your back flat and core engaged throughout the entire movement.

2. Do not round your back as you lower the dumbbells.

3. Keep your arms slightly bent throughout the entire movement.

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