Lat Exercises

Dead Lifts

This exercise works the muscles of the lower back, and the legs.

Dead Lifts - Step 1 Dead Lifts - Step 2


  1. Grasp 2 dumbbells and stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
  2. Keeping your back straight bend at the waist, allow some bend in your knees.
  3. Grasp the dumbbells with an overhand grip in each hand.
  4. Straighten your back as you hold the dumbbells at arms length.
  5. Bend over again lowering the dumbbells to just above the floor.
  6. Return to starting position.


  • Do not increase the weight on this exercise until you have mastered the correct form.

Dead Lifts - Muscles Worked

Primary Muscle: Lats
Secondary Muscle: Calves, Hamstrings
Equipment Type: Dumbbell

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