- Start in standing, with feet hip width apart, neutral spine, close to the object to be lifted from floor.
- Begin the exercise by shifting weight back toward the heels, and hinging at the hips. Once you’ve hinged forward enough to feel tension on the hamstrings, begin to bend the knees to cover the remaining distance to the floor. As knees bend, the back remains at the same angle from the floor. Once you are low enough to firmly grasp the object, return to starting position in reverse order: straighten knees followed by extending hips completely to bring object to waist height.
Dead Lift and Safe Lifting Technique