Barbell Dead Lifts

The techniques is identical to that of the Smith Machine dead lift except for the fact that this exercise provides less support.


  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart so that your feet are under the bar.
  2. Keeping your back straight bend at the waist, allow some bend in your knees.
  3. Grasp the par with an overhand grip approximately 16 inches apart.
  4. Straighten your back as you hold the bar at arm’s length.
  5. Bend over again lowering the bar to just above the floor.


This is an advanced exercise and should be perfected first with the Smith Machine.

Exercise images by Everkinetic.