Lat Exercises

Smith Machine Dead Lifts

This is the same as a Dead Lift but the Smith Machine allows for better control of the weight.

Smith Machine Dead Lifts - Step 1 Smith Machine Dead Lifts - Step 2


  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart so that your feet are under the bar.
  2. Keeping your back straight bend at the waist, allow some bend in your knees.
  3. Grasp the par with an overhand grip approximately 16 inches apart.
  4. Straighten your back as you hold the bar at arms length.
  5. Bend over again lowering the bar to just above the floor.


  • Do not increase the weight on this exercise until you have mastered the correct form.

Smith Machine Dead Lifts - Muscles Worked

Primary Muscle: Lats
Secondary Muscle: Calves, Hamstrings
Equipment Type: Machine

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