Full Video Tutorial & Exercise Guide – Dumbbell Deadlift
by Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, Founder and Men’s Health Coach, The Fit Father Project
The answer is simple. The Dumbbell deadlift will improve your grip strength and increase the engagement of your lats, scapular and your unilateral control much more effectively than a barbell deadlift will do.
There are actually two types of dumbbell deadlift; the stiff leg and the classic. This tutorial will talk you through the right method of doing both these variants.
The dumbbell deadlift is designed to strengthen your legs and your back. Specifically, you will feel your glutes working, along with your quads and hamstrings.
The stiff legged Dumbbell deadlift will place more emphasis on your hamstrings.
To really ensure you’re working your muscles as hard as possible, choose a heavy weight that you are comfortable with. You will not be able to lift as much with dumbbells as you can with a barbell. You should bear this in mind when choosing your weights.
You need plenty of room when undertaking the dumbbell deadlift; this means 3 or 4 feet of space all around you. Of course, because you are doing this exercise with dumbbells it is possible to undertake this exercise virtually any where.