Stolen from ''Deadlift for size: If you want to get big, you must do this exercise. Here's how!''

The deadlift is deceptively simple. Although it appears to be no more complex than picking up a weight, proper form requires practice to make certain your legs and back pull simultaneously. Shift too much focus to your back and you'll sacrifice power white also risking a major lumbar strain. What follows is the proper deadlifting technique.