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Learn How to Deadlift in Part 5 of Greatmats Fitness Training Series

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By Dale Collison

At some point we all have a heavy object to pick up off the ground. That's what the deadlift is replicating.

It's important to know how to safely pick something up off the ground. All to often, we default and we just bend over and pick something up. That's a really bad position for your back to be in. We want to make sure that you're safe.

When picking up any object, we want to get close up to it - in this case the bar. Get close to it with your legs. Reach down, making sure your back is straight and your shoulders are higher than your hips. Keeping your shoulders engaged, just stand up, pressing with your legs. Your arms should not do any work.

That's the deadlift.
Dale Collison
CrossFit Duluth
Hermantown MN
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