Barbell Deadlift Training and Progressions

Reviewed by Valerie Zeller

How to train Barbell Deadlift

Gradually increase repetitions in Bench Press. The average number of reps in Barbell Deadlift is 30 for men and 25 for women. In order to advance your bench press follow these tips:

Try adding weight.

Switch to a harder variation of Bench Press.

Barbell Deadlift

Barbell Deadlift


Type(s) Strength, Compound, Weightlifting
Muscles Worked Trapezius, Biceps Femoris, Gluteus, Latissimus Dorsi, Erector Spinae, Wrist Flexors
Difficulty Level(s) Challenging, Hard, Moderate, Simple
Equipment Barbell
Location At Gym

Muscles Worked

Target muscle(s) Hamstrings, Glutes, Spinal Erectors
Synergyst muscle(s) Traps, Lats, Wrist Flexors