Eliminate the most common deadlift errors – and add plates to the bar
Stand with feet between shoulder and hip-width apart and the bar 3cm or so from your shins. Grab the bar just outside your legs using an overhand grip, arms locked out and as narrow as possible. Bend your knees until your shins touch the bar, then squeeze your shoulder blades together, push your chest up and brace your core. Lift the bar directly up, maintaining the arch in your back until the bar passes your knees, then push your pelvis forward, bringing your back into a vertical position, with the bar touching your legs throughout. Lower under control by pushing your hips back, bending your knees as the bar passes the top
of your shins.