Training12th June 2017

Tutorial: Kinesis Deadlift


The Kinesis Deadlift is a cable variation of the classic deadlift movement. It’s a quick, convenient movement that allows you to lift close to your sides, making the movement feel more comfortable.


  • Line your feet up with the handles.
  • Hinge the hips, and pick up the handles.
  • Keep the core engaged and squeeze the shoulder blades together.
  • Lift to full hip extension, and slowly return.


As a natural movement, the deadlift trains the entire body. It is also a great substitute if you have limited flexibility in the hamstrings; with this in mind, it is an effective introduction to the Barbell Deadlift. The reflex stabilization in the shoulder also makes the kinesis deadlift a great exercise for shoulder health.

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