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Dumbbell Deadlift

The dumbbell deadlift builds strength in the lower body as well as the back, shoulders, and core, making it a great total-body exercise. By using dumbbell we’re able to achieve a greater range of motion. Starting with dumbbells can also be helpful when you’re learning the movement as they allow for lower total weight to be used.
Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width, with your toes pointed forward or slightly outward. Grab one dumbbell with each hand, palms facing your body. Keep your spine in neutral position, your chest lifted and your head in line with your spine.
Brace your abs to stabilize your spine. The hips and shoulders should rise together. The objective is to keep the dumbbells close to your body as they move upward.
Inhale and hinge forward at your hips and shoulders together, bending the knees, lowering the dumbbells to the ground without allowing your back to round. Brace core and lift back to the starting position.
Exhale and lift back to the starting position, straighten your knees and hips to come to a full standing position with your elbows straight and the dumbbells resting against the sides of your thighs. The hips and shoulders should rise together. The objective is to keep the dumbbells close to your body as they move upward. Repeat.


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fitnessgrad
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I enjoy doing barbell deadlifts! I have never tried the dumbbell deadlift so this was new to me! thank you Chape, I will definitely be giving this one a try in the near future!

Shay-lon

physicaltherapyinjury
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Excellent post- thank you. Excellent video on form as well. I am a physical therapist and am new at blogging- do you mind giving a quick glance and feedback on my site. Yours is really great.

ambikabhardwaj
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Great work with the deadlifts! 😀