Skip Nav
Weight Loss
Not Sure If Cardio or Lifting Weights Is Better For Weight Loss? Here's What 2 Experts Have to Say
Is Oat Milk Healthy?
Healthy Eating Tips
Is Oat Milk Healthier Than Other Plant-Based Milks? 3 Dietitians Weigh In
Is It OK to Run With Sore Muscles?
Workouts
How Sore Is Too Sore to Run? We Asked 2 Running Doctors, and Here's What They Said
What Should I Eat to Gain Muscle After a Workout?
Workouts
Want to Build Muscle? Here's Exactly What — and When — You Should Eat After a Workout
Nike Epic Phantom React Running Shoe
Workouts
These Nike Running Shoes Are So Comfortable and Cute, You'll Never Want to Take Them Off

How to Do a Rotating Deadlift

1 Move to Tone Your Abs, Butt, and Upper Back

There are so many reasons to love the rotating deadlift, but the fact that you can do it anywhere tops our list — convenience is the mother of bodyweight exercises. Deadlifts are great for strengthening the butt and toning the hamstrings, and adding the twist focuses the core work on the obliques to tighten your waist. With your hands placed behind your head, not only will the abs be forced to work harder, but this position targets the upper back to improve posture and reduce neck pain. So many benefits in one simple move.

  • Stand on your left leg with the right leg behind you with a bit of weight on your toes for balance; both knees are slightly bent. Place your hands behind your head, opening your elbows wide to the side and squeezing your shoulder blades together.
  • Pull your abs toward your spine and keep your back straight as you hinge forward from your hips until your torso is almost parallel to floor.
  • With a flat back, press through your left heel and return to standing as you twist your ribs and shoulders to the left. Your pelvis should stay still. This completes one rep.
  • Do 12 reps, and then switch sides. Do three sets on each leg.
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds