how-to-do-a-deadlift-by-healthista.com-main-image.jpg

How to do a deadlift – weightlifting video tutorial

Healthista’s new Strong Woman series brings you a lesson a day to get you started lifting safely and effectively. Your coach is Nicola Addison, personal trainer of Eqvvs training who trains models Elle Macpherson, Daisy Lowe and Erin O’Connor. Today it’s all about the deadlift.

Healthista’s Strong Women series is designed to empower and educate our readers into the basics of weightlifting for women with safety and effectiveness and it’s brought to you by celebrity trainer Nicola Addison (who know a thing or two about these things). Below are links to videos about how to get prepared and building your bar safely:

Day 1: how to use the power cage

Day 2: how to load the squat bar

Day 3: how to be safe in the power cage

Day 4: how to prevent bar injury

Day 5: how to lift the bar correctly

Day 6: how to rack the bar correctly

This week it’s Strong Women Week, we’re focused on doing all the big moves you need to do if you’re starting a lifting programme. Today, we’re beginning with the deadlift, a great compound movement that works quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, back and core.

  1. Start with feet hip width apart and bar in line with the shins.
  2. Now hip hinge forward, slightly moving hips backwards, feeling a stretch in our hamstrings.
  3. Keep your chest lifted at the same time, lower down the chest with the back straight, eyes looking about two or three metres in front of you
  4. Take hold of the bar weight through the heels and drive up full force, lifting the bar.
  5. Go gently down keeping the bar close to the thighs.

Tomorrow: how to do a muscular clean

Watch the whole series here

Nicola-Addison

With over 18 years of successful industry experience in some of the UK’s most prestigious wellness centres, Nicola Addison currently provides consultancy services to businesses and individuals in the UK and Europe. Having opened upwards of 18 independent exclusive commercial leisure facilities, she has had a successful career to date, both within large and small businesses with varying degrees of complexity.

Nicola is a well known industry voice and regularly publishes across the national press. Nicola is fully media trained and contributes to TV & radio as well as providing video content for her clients.

READ MORE:

30 Minute fat-burning workout for lower body – new Sweaty 30 series

10 minute butt and back workout for couples

What are compound movements? Celebrity trainer explains

The new leggings that flatter your figure and help your muscles recover – as worn by Millie Mackintosh

< Back

Also in this week’s magazine

Energy-maude-hirst-post-feautred-image-healthista.jpg
Video quick fixes

Low on energy? This Instagram yogi’s 1-minute mindfulness trick will help

Drained or tired? Actress, meditation teacher and Instagram mindfulness star Maude Hirst has a quick fix

alternate-nostril-breathing-FEATURE.jpg
Video quick fixes

Reduce anxiety with this quick breathing technique

Vikings actress and yoga teacher Maude Hirst, founder of Energy Rise explains alternate nostril breathing - a yogic technique that helps

money savvy women Melissa Browne Healthista
Expert Advice

14 surprising ways to save money

Broke post-Christmas? Money expert Melissa Browne spends her life advising 28-48 year-olds how to financially 'grow up' - she has smart, detailed steps to getting financially free

hannah barrett eggs FEATURED
Video quick fixes

Healthy eating – What Instagram yoga star Hannah Barrett eats in a day

In the first of our weekly series on what Instagram body stars eat in a day, Healthista quizzes Hannah Barrett aka @yoga_girl_london on her daily food hacks

protein powders featured
Weight Loss

Need a protein powder for weight loss? Look for these 6 ingredients

Most protein powders are built for extreme muscle gainers. But the right protein powder can help you lose weight, especially if it contains cutting edge ingredients that aid metabolism and help keep appetite at bay. Nutritionist Rick Hay explains exactly what to look for

dumbbell-squat-weight-loss-workout-by-healthista.com_-1.jpg
Workout of the Week

This top trainer’s weight loss workout will change your body

The first in a five week series with trainer Terry Fairclough

HEALTHISTA PRODUCTS FOR BODY, SKIN AND MIND

Latest Video Series

Healthista-footer

Wellness Weekly

I agree to my personal data being stored and used to receive the Healthista newsletter.

Top