A Beginner’s Guide to Strength Training

Master the weight room with tips from Equinox's Kristy DiScipio.

2. Hip Dominant/Hinge (Deadlift)

How to do it: Begin by doing this move with a PVC pipe or mop handle, not a weight.

Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width, toes pointing straight ahead. Line up the balls of your feet under the PVC pipe or mop handle. Keeping your knees slightly bent and your hands gripping the bar just outside your leg width, hinge forward from your hips. Keeping the bar close to your body, exhale as you drive through your heels and straighten your legs, while bringing the bar up past your knees. Keep your core engaged through the full movement and finish strong by contracting your glutes.