The deadlift is a conditioning exercise, where a barbell is lifted from the floor (dead) to a position near the waist. It is very helpful in Parkour and Freerunning training, as it is an excellent way to build lower and upper body strength. It is one of the most important exercises needed for safe landings. The primary muscles used are the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings, as well as indirectly working a number of other muscles.
- This exercise is somewhat complicated, and can lead to injury if performed improperly. It is recommended that one learn this exercise with professional instruction.