The Barbell Dead Lift exercise provides a really good whole body workout when done properly. It is popular with males as it particularly focuses on building and strengthening your legs.
- Concentrate on keeping your head up during the movement, making sure that you look forward to keep your body in the correct position.
- Concentrate on keeping a straight back throughout and keep the barbell as close to your body as you can.
- The amount of weight you lift is unimportant. Your main focus should be on performing the exercise safely, without putting any strain on your back, so try to lift the weight in a controlled manner with the emphasis on maintaining a neutral spine throughout the movement.