Deadlifts are a classic exercise for burning fat and working major muscle groups. Equinox trainer Sylvia Nasser describes this move as "dynamic and explosive," requiring core stability and coordination to engage muscles in your back, core, hamstrings, and glutes.
- Stand holding a pair of medium-weight dumbbells in each hand, arms at your sides, with your knees slightly bent.
- Keeping your arms straight and knees slightly bent, slowly bend at your hip joint, not your waist, and lower the weights as far as possible without rounding your back, which should remain straight. Looking forward, not at the ground, will help you avoid rounding your back. Keep the weights close to, almost touching, your legs.
- Squeeze your glutes to slowly pull yourself up. Don't use your back or round your spine.