Cable Deadlift

Cable Deadlift


This exercise involves standing on a cable machine with the cable attached to your feet and performing a deadlift movement. It targets the muscles in your legs, glutes, and lower back.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Cable Deadlift Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and place a cable attachment on the lowest setting of a cable machine.
  2. Face away from the machine and grasp the cable attachment with both hands, palms facing inwards.
  3. Keeping your back straight and your core engaged, hinge at the hips and lower your torso towards the ground, allowing the cable to pull your arms straight down.
  4. Pause briefly at the bottom of the movement, then use your glutes and hamstrings to lift your torso back up to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Cable Deadlift Form & Visual

Cable Deadlift

Cable Deadlift Benefits

  • Targets multiple muscle groups including the glutes, hamstrings, and lower back
  • Improves overall strength and power
  • Helps to improve posture and balance
  • Can be modified to accommodate different fitness levels and abilities
  • Provides a low-impact alternative to traditional deadlifts

Cable Deadlift Muscles Worked

  • Erector spinae
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Quadriceps
  • Gastrocnemius

Cable Deadlift Variations & Alternatives

  • Single-leg cable deadlift
  • Sumo cable deadlift
  • Staggered stance cable deadlift
  • Reverse grip cable deadlift
  • Wide grip cable deadlift