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Reeves Deadlift

Free Weights / Expert
  • Hamstrings
  • Traps
  • Forearms
  • Quads
  • Calves
  • Middle Back
  • Lower Back
  • Glutes
  • Hip Flexors
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How to do the Reeves Deadlift - Learn Proper Reeves Deadlift Form

  1. Step 1: Load a barbell with the desired amount of weight. If the weight plates have handles on them, be sure the handles are facing up toward the ceiling.
  2. Step 2: Next, set up into a traditional deadlift stance, except instead of grabbing the bar, grab the weight plate handles.
  3. Step 3: Next, perform the same motion you normally would when executing a traditional deadlift, except once at the top perform a shrug.
  4. Step 4: Reverse movement back to starting position. This completes one rep.

Reeves Deadlift Variations and Reeves Deadlift Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Perform a Reeves Deadlift with straight legs and without shrugging.
  2. Variation 2: Perform exercise on an EZ-bar for a shorter reach.
  3. Variation 3: Perform a traditional Barbell Shrug or Deadlift.

Reeves Deadlift Tips

  1. Tip 1: Imagine you are trying to touch your shoulders to your ears when you shrug the weight up.
  2. Tip 2: Perform the exercise in one fluid motion. Don't stop at the top and then do a shrug, move right into the shrug as you come up out of the deadlift.
  3. Tip 3: Wear a weight lifting belt to avoid injury to your lower back.

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Reeves Deadlift Muscles Worked

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Muscles front back Traps blue Forearms blue Quads blue Calves blue Middleback blue Lowerback blue Glutes blue Hipflexors blue Hamstrings orange

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Reeves Deadlift Training Details

The reeves deadlift is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the hamstrings and to a lesser degree also targets the traps, forearms, quads, calves, middle back, lower back, glutes, and hip flexors.

The only reeves deadlift equipment that you really need is the following: barbell. There are however many different reeves deadlift variations that you can try out that may require different types of reeves deadlift equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper reeves deadlift form is easy with the step by step reeves deadlift instructions, reeves deadlift tips, and the instructional reeves deadlift technique video on this page. The reeves deadlift is a pull exercise for those with a expert level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the reeves deadlift video, learn how to do the reeves deadlift, and then be sure and browse through the reeves deadlift workouts on our workout plans page!

Reeves Deadlift Sports

Reeves Deadlift Force Type: Pull
Reeves Deadlift Mechanics Type: Compound
Reeves Deadlift Other Names: Reeves Deadlifts

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