Want Exercise Demonstrations on the Go? Try the NASM EDGE App!

  • Train In-Person or Remote
  • Manage from Mobile and Computer
  • Easy Scheduling and Client Management
  • Process and Collect Payments
  • Built-In Chat
  • Instant Custom Workouts
  • Assessment Wizard
  • Smart Nutrition
  • Client Dashboard
  • State-of-the-Art Video Library
  • Pass the Test on the First Try
barbell deadlift demonstration video

Barbell Deadlift

Body Part:




Step 1: Stand in athletic posture with feet hip to shoulder width apart and toes pointing forward. Hinge at the hips and slightly bend the knees to grab onto the barbell with hands slightly wider than shins. Brace the abs and position the bar over midfoot.

Step 2: With the back flat and bar close to the shins and thigh, push into the floor to lift the bar. Maintain the head and torso angle until the bar passes the knees then stand upright.

Step 3: Reverse the pattern, hinging at the hips to initiate, to return the bar to its starting position.

Step 4: Repeat for the desired number of repetitions. Avoid rounding the spine, over emphasizing the knee bend, losing head position or rounding the shoulders.