At F5 we love deadlifts!  Barbell deadlifts are great, but what if you are limited by the equipment available or prefer the positioning of a kettlebell deadlift due to prior injuries. We have found some people with funky lower back issues like the sumo position, or kettlebell deadlift because the weight is more evenly distributed under the midline of the body.

Barbell deadlifts are great, but what if you are limited by the equipment available or prefer the positioning of a kettlebell deadlift due to prior injury. We have found some people with funky lower back issues enjoy the sumo position, or kettlebell deadlift because the weight is more evenly distributed under the midline of the body.

Kettlebell deadlifts are also great for slow to moderately paced circuit training or super-sets with other lower body exercises and they can even be done with a sandbag or a dumbbell placed vertically between the legs.

You’d think that a picking something heavy off the ground and putting it back down would be second nature and super simple. But even when we teach our group class students a proper deadlift we see some common mistakes that need cleaning up.

  1. Bell placement
  2. Not pausing at the bottom to “re-set”
  3. Butt to low
  4. Butt too high

Check out the video below to check your form and correct these common errors.

F5 Kettlebells and Thai Boxing

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