As intimidating as the name sounds, the name “deadlift” makes sense because you are lifting an object from a dead stop. It engages nearly every muscle and multiple joints in your body and is one of the best exercises for the back. However, due to the easy risk of injuring the back, perfect form is necessary: back straight as it acts as one unit, tightened core, shoulders rolled back, chest out, butt squeezed, and head up. The body acts as a hinge as the bar is dragged along the legs. The lifting power should come from pushing down through your heels while your hips thrust forward.