How do I perform a deadlift, shrug to calf raise?

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Wendy Batts
Fitness
Begin by standing with your feet hip-width apart, pointed straight ahead and abs drawn-in. Place a barbell (or dumbbells) in front of you on the ground. Bend at your waist and grab the barbell slightly wider than shoulder-width. While keeping your back flat, squeeze your glutes and lift the barbell up until you are standing in a fully upright position. Next, squeeze your shoulder blades and shrug your shoulders up toward your ears. Hold the shrug position and then perform a calf raise by coming up onto your toes. Pause, then slower lower your feet back to the ground, relax your shoulders and repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
 
Stand facing a barbell on the ground with your feet pointed straight ahead, placed shoulder-width apart and keep your knees bent at a 5-degree angle.  Bend at your waist and grab the barbell with your grip slightly wider than shoulder-width.  Contract your glutes and lift the barbell until you are standing upright.  Lower and contract your shoulder blades as you shrug your shoulders towards your ears.  Hold the shrug and perform a calf raise.  Return to the starting position by reversing the order of the exercises.



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