Hi, I'm Jay McLeod. Today, we're discussing lifting exercises that help with deadlifts. O.k., you want to work the same muscles that combined, help to perform the deadlift, o.k. Basically, the muscles in your lower back, your erector spinae, your glutes, your hamstrings and your quads. The first exercise I'm going to show you is a barbell front squat, o.k. You're going to grab the bar, o.k., closer than shoulder-width apart. And you're going to bring it up to your clavicle, to your collar bone, you're going to grab an underhand grip, o.k. Thumbs lined up under it, elbows up, o.k. Now, my feet are shoulder width apart. My chest is out, the first thing I'm going to do is, push my hips, o.k. I'm going to bend my knees and sink into that squat. Inhale as I come down, here I'm, from here I'm going to exhale, stand up nice and high, o.k. Pushing through my heels to stand up, and return to start position. O.k., hips go back, I sink into that squat, I drive through my heels, I stand back up. The whole time I'm keeping my elbows up. The second exercise I'm going to show you, is a good morning exercise, o.k. Really works your hamstrings and the muscles of your lower back, your erector spinae, o.k. So, we're going to grab the barbell, we're going to place it on our traps here, o.k. Hands out, nice and wide, nice, always get comfortable before you execute the exercise, o.k. Now, I'm here, my feet are shoulder width apart, my chest is out. I'm going to relax my knees, o.k., give me a slight bend in my knee. I'm going to lean forward from my waist, pushing my butt out, keeping my back flat. Get a good stretch at the bottom, exhale nice and strong, shoot your hips forward.