Strongman Deadlift

Strongman Deadlift


This exercise involves lifting a heavy weight off the ground using a barbell and a specific technique known as the "deadlift." It primarily targets the muscles in the lower body, including the glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps, as well as the back and core muscles. It is a popular exercise among strength athletes and can help improve overall strength and power.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Strongman Deadlift Instructions

  1. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and toes pointing forward.
  2. Place a barbell on the ground in front of you.
  3. Bend down and grip the barbell with both hands, palms facing down and hands shoulder-width apart.
  4. Engage your core and lift the barbell off the ground, keeping your back straight and your arms fully extended.
  5. As you lift the barbell, push your hips forward and stand up straight.
  6. Hold the barbell at the top of the lift for a few seconds, then slowly lower it back down to the ground.
  7. Repeat for desired number of reps.

Strongman Deadlift Form & Visual

Strongman Deadlift

Strongman Deadlift Benefits

  • Increases overall strength and power
  • Targets multiple muscle groups including the back, legs, and core
  • Improves grip strength
  • Enhances functional movement patterns
  • Can improve athletic performance in other sports
  • May help prevent injury by strengthening muscles and improving posture

Strongman Deadlift Muscles Worked

  • Erector Spinae
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Quadriceps
  • Calves
  • Forearms
  • Trapezius
  • Rhomboids
  • Latissimus Dorsi

Strongman Deadlift Variations & Alternatives

  • Sumo Deadlift
  • Conventional Deadlift
  • Romanian Deadlift
  • Trap Bar Deadlift
  • Deficit Deadlift
  • Paused Deadlift
  • Deadlift with Chains
  • Deadlift with Bands
  • Single-Leg Deadlift
  • Stiff-Leg Deadlift