How to do the DeadLift

To begin the Deadlift stand with your feet shoulder width apart and while keeping your back straight bend at your knees to pick up the barbell (with an alternate hand grip).

Now, raise the weight using your legs and back until you are completely erect keeping the weight as close as you can to your body. Keep your head up. The movement is completed when you roll your shoulders back and stick your chest out.

Spotter Information:
Stand behind the participant and spot them underneath their lats performing a squat with them.

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Thigh
  • Gluteus Maximus
  • Erector Spinae/ Lower Back Quadricep
  • Butt
  • Legs
  • Compound

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
127.6 lbs9 159.3 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 127.6 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 64 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.