Best Exercises For Dads: Dumbbell Deadlift

One of the best exercises for Dad’s is the Dumbbell Deadlift.

One of the first problems I had shortly after becoming a Dad was lower back pain and this exercise was the best remedy.

As parents we are constantly using our lower back muscles to do things like picking our kids up, picking up their toys off the ground, putting them in and taking them out of the car etc.

All that bending down puts a lot of stress on your back and if your back isn’t strong you can easily hurt yourself, especially when they get a little bigger and heavier.

This Dumbbell Deadlift will strengthen the lower back, hamstrings and butt so that you can effortlessly pick things up all day long and wake up in the morning without an aching back!

What you need to do this exercise

You can do these exercises without any weight or you can do them with a pair of light dumbbells, kettlebell, or anything else you can pick up around the house that has a little weight to it.

How Many Sets and Reps?

3 Sets, 10-15 Reps

How Do You Do This Exercise?

Here’s a Short Video Demonstration on how to do this exercise.

Make sure to use proper form

  • Keep Your Back Straight
  • Knees Slightly Bent
  • Head up
  • Don’t go too far. A 90 Degree Angle at most.
  • Go SLOW
  • Start with a weight lighter than what you think you can do

That’s it! It’s a simple exercise that you can do anywhere that doesn’t require a lot of equipment and it’s been the best thing in the world for my back….I have zero back pain since doing this exercise.

2 thoughts on “Best Exercises For Dads: Dumbbell Deadlift”

  1. I love DB deadlifts and squats. If you’re training at home, and don’t have a bunch or room for equipment, pick up some adjustable dumbbells. That way you can to do some fantastic resistance training. 🙂

  2. I couldn’t agree more Todd! They work so many muscles and you’d probably be hard pressed to find an exercise that does a better job at burning fat and strengthening muscle.

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