The Deadlift - often called the "King of all Exercises," because it works your entire posterior chain (Hamstrings, Glutes, and Spinal Erectors).
So - how do you do a proper deadlift?
Step on your Basement Beast resistance band with both feet, ensuring even band slack on both sides. Unless I instruct otherwise (for the occasional sumo or narrow squat), keep feet shoulder width apart.
Engage your abs and lean over while keeping your spine straight and gaze forward - to ensure neck is straight, as well. With a very slight bend in the knees, grip the resistance bands firmly.
Freeze your hips in place – they are not allowed to move from here.
Take a breath in and tick out your chest allowing all the muscles of your back to tighten. Make sure your abs stay engaged and your spine stays straight.
Engage the hamstrings and glutes as you bring your torso from the bent over position back to standing position. Breathe out as you come up
At the top of the movement (when standing upright) squeeze the glutes together as hard as you can.
Take a Breath in and slowly return to the starting (bent over) position before going into your next rep.