Form-to-Function: Wide Stance Deadlift

Got yard work?  Got kids?  Got groceries?  Got a backpack?  

Picking up an object from the ground is one of the most common everyday movements (next to standing and sitting). Use the wide stance deadlift to practice the correct deadlift form for safe lifting and lowering, while strengthening your core (stomach and back), as well as your arms.  

Wondering how to do squats and deadlifts with free weights or everyday objects? Here’s how to maintain perfect deadlift form:

  • Get into the deadlift position by placing an object directly under your body and between the feet, keeping your belly tight

  • Keep your back flat, reach hips back, bow over the object to grab it, and keep knees in-line with the feet

  • Stand by simultaneously pulling your hips back and raising your chest, keeping your back flat

  • Don't let your knees shoot forward at any time during the movement

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