Named after 1947 Mr. America and 1950 Mr. Universe winner Steve Reeves, the Reeves deadlift has you grip the plates instead of a barbell. This challenges your traps and forearms and provides more range of motion in your hips and knees compared with a standard deadlift. Using light weight will also produce less joint stress.
HOW TO DO IT
- Load a barbell with light weight, using plates
- Bend forward at the hips and knees. With neutral spine, grasp the plates with your hands. (If plates don’t have handles, lighten load more and pinch hard.)
- Keeping your hips down, head up, chest out, and arms straight, lift the weight by forcefully extending your legs and hips.
- Reverse the motion to return to the start position and repeat for the desired number of repetitions
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