Whether you're currently expecting your first baby, running after toddlers or trying to keep up with busy teenagers, strong legs, hips, back and core muscles are a huge asset for any mom. Deadlifts are one of those exercises that targets nearly every major muscle in your body and helps you develop the overall strength and stamina needed to keep up with the demands of being Mom. You can choose from several pieces of exercise equipment or whatever you have lying around to do deadlifts at home.
Stand facing a barbell or your weight of choice. You may use dumbbells, kettlebells or large bottles of laundry detergent, for example.
Adjust your stance to hip-width or wider for a sumo deadlift.
Straddle the weight if using a single weight, stand between the weights if using two or position your shins directly behind the weight if using a barbell.
Flex your hips and knees to lower into a squat position.
Grasp the weight with an overhanded grip with your arms extended and relaxed.
Straighten your back, tighten your core and look straight ahead.
Lift the weight off the floor by straightening your knees and forcefully extending your hips.
Pull your shoulders back at the top of the movement.
Return the weight to the floor with a controlled movement.