If You’re a Beginner, Try Out These Deadlift Variations

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If you aren’t lifting correctly, you can really hurt your back. Practicing deadlifts in your lower body workouts can help to strengthen the back, alleviate pain and make everyday chores easier. It is really important to make sure you have the correct technique whilst performing this move so you can target the areas you want to.

There are many variations of the deadlift for you to strengthen the back and also build your glutes, especially for beginners. Here are two of the best ones for you to try.

Kettlebell Deadlift

The kettlebell deadlift is a great version for beginners as it teaches you the proper technique and how to engage your upper body muscles. The core should always be engaged and the shoulder blades down and back. Push the hips backward and bring your upper body forward in one straight line parallel to the floor. Grab the kettlebell from the floor and push through your feet to stand and squeeze the glutes at the top. Lower the kettlebell back down to near the floor this is one rep. Try 10-12 reps.

Dumbbell Romanian Deadlift

The Romanian version of the deadlift targets the glutes and hamstrings without bending your knees and lowering the weights as much as the regular deadlift. Holding a dumbbell in each hand in front of the thighs, engage the core and send the hips back and the weights to the floor in front of your legs. Lower until just below the knees, feeling a stretch in the hamstrings. Keep your chest up and push through the feet to stand, squeezing your glutes at the top. Do 12 reps.