Deadlift | Weightlifting | Reno

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The Deadlift. To perform a proper deadlift keep the following in mind:
– approach the bar with feet under hips and bar over the mid foot
– your grip should be shoulder width (or a thumb length from the start of the knurling) with both hands over, no alternating grip
– hips should be just below shoulder height with a flat back and puffed out chest
– as you pull keep the bar in contact with your body, push your knees back so the bar keeps traveling in a straight line
– once you clear your knees, stand straight up until your hips are completely opened (think about squeezing your butt to help you stand completely)
– bringing the bar back down, you want to keep the same path you just followed

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