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Barbell Deadlift back view

Barbell Deadlift back view

The Barbell Deadlift is one of the most fundamental and effective compound exercises that targets multiple muscle groups simultaneously. This exercise primarily works the muscles in your lower body, including your glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps, as well as your upper back, core, and grip strength. The "back view" variation of the Barbell Deadlift focuses on engaging the muscles of your back and posterior chain. To perform the Barbell Deadlift from a back view, you start by standing behind a loaded barbell with your feet shoulder-width apart. With a flat back and a slight bend in your knees, you crouch down and grab the bar with an overhand grip, hands shoulder-width apart. Your arms should hang straight down and your shoulders should be pulled back. As you begin to lift the barbell, you engage your core and push through your heels, driving your hips forward. Throughout the movement, it is important to keep your spine in a neutral position, avoiding any rounding or excessive arching. As you reach a standing position, your back should be straight and your shoulders should be pulled back, creating a strong and stable posture. The back view of the Barbell Deadlift allows you to focus on maintaining proper form and effectively engaging your back muscles. It can be an excellent exercise for improving not only strength but also posture and overall body stability. As with any exercise, it is important to start with lighter weights and gradually increase the load as your strength and technique improve. Always remember to warm up properly before performing the Barbell Deadlift, and consult with a fitness professional to ensure it is suitable for your individual needs and goals. Regularly incorporating this exercise into your workout routine can help you develop a stronger, more resilient back, enhance your overall power and strength, and contribute to a well-rounded physique.


  • Approach the barbell with your feet hip-width apart.
  • Bend down and grip the barbell with an overhand grip, slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
  • Lower your hips, keeping your back straight and core engaged.
  • Inhale deeply, brace your core, and lift the barbell by extending your hips and knees.
  • As you lift, keep a neutral spine and avoid rounding your back.
  • Continue to lift until you are in a standing position with your knees and hips fully extended.
  • Exhale and lower the barbell back down to the starting position by bending at the hips and knees.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Tips & Tricks

  • Engage your core and maintain a neutral spine throughout the movement.
  • Start with lighter weights and gradually increase the load to avoid injury.
  • Focus on driving through your heels and squeezing your glutes at the top of the movement.
  • Use an overhand grip or mixed grip for better grip strength.
  • Keep your shoulder blades pulled back and down to maintain proper posture.
  • Inhale deeply before lifting the bar and exhale as you reach the top of the movement.
  • Avoid rounding your back or jerking the weight up as it can strain your lower back.
  • Start with a higher hip position to place more emphasis on your hamstrings.
  • Ensure the barbell stays close to your body throughout the entire movement.
  • Perform warm-up sets with lighter weights to prepare your muscles and joints.

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