Deadlift Equipment for Beginners
You might wisely want your own deadlift equipment after you learn about the incredible benefits of deadlifts, the significant number of deadlift muscle groups worked, and how deadlifts change your body [even after 50].
The good news is that as far as deadlift equipment goes, deadlifting requires a small area and a minimum amount of weightlifting equipment and gear. All you need to get started is an Olympic barbell, bumper plates, weights, barbell collars, and a good mat. These are available in most gyms that have free weights.
On the other hand, you can ditch the gym and set up a small area of your basement or garage with minimal weightlifting gear. Especially if you need to create a home basement or garage gym because your gym is closed!
This post will reveal the most important deadlift gear you need to get started doing one of the best exercises on the planet for anyone of any age.
At the least, I recommend that a deadlift beginner gets the following items or something similar:
#1. Yaheetech Olympic 7 feet Weight Bar
- This straight bar is designed to hold up to 300-pound and comes with...
- Product Dimensions:Length: 86''; Weighs Approximately: 39.5 lb; Sleeve...
- Great addition to your weight room;Perfect weight and length for...
This Yaheetech Olympic bar isn’t specifically designed for powerlifting or deadlifting. However, it’s an excellent option for beginners who want to deadlift, but don’t want to spend a fortune on something like a Rogue Ohio Power Bar.
It’s a perfectly serviceable bar rated for up to 300 lbs.
So while you won’t be setting any deadlifting records with it, you’ll still be able to use it to build a reasonable level of strength.
See the entire report in the 5 Best Deadlift Barbells on The Market Today
#2. Deadlift mats
- Heavy duty mats with high contents of EPDM resists UV/ozone; perfect...
- Thick floor mats can be used as protector mats to protect subsurface...
- Made domestically from 100% tire crumb, this recycled mat is as...
I got two 2×3 foot Rubber-Cal Shark Tooth mats which have worked fine to date. And they do not have an overpowering rubber smell either! Protect your floor and weights, and reduce noise in your home with these heavy-duty mats.
#3. Nike Metcon 4 Cross-Training Shoes
Nike Metcon 4 are great CrossFit and deadlift shoes. They keep you low to the ground, provide foot stability, and prevent knee sprains.
Before the Metcon, I wore typical rubber gym shoes and sprained my knee doing squats. Don’t let that happen to you. Since I started wearing Nike Metcon 4 cross-training shoes, my knees have felt great.
Wear the best shoes for squats and deadlifts.
See why the best deadlift shoes are so critical.
#4. Weightlifting Shin Guards
THEFITGUY Weightlifting Shin Guards can go over your skin, socks, or training pants. They provide shin protection for deadlifts, CrossFit, snatches, cleans, box jumps, and rope climbs.
Best of all, with THEFITGUY shin guards, you do not need to remove your shoes, saving you valuable time.
See the best deadlift shin guards for 2020.
#5. Moxy Deadlift Socks
Moxy deadlift socks will prevent shin scraping and keep your knees, and lower legs warmed up.
I suffered many shin scrapes and bruises until I started wearing proper shin protection for deadlifting.
These deadlift socks provide excellent shin protection and are why I continue to use Moxy socks for more than five years.
I highly recommend Moxy premium deadlift socks.
#6. Dark Iron Fitness Weight lifting belt
A weight lifting belt helps you learn how to brace, besides protecting your lower back.
This belt is an IPF sanctioned powerlifting belt.
This certification means you can use this belt in any powerlifting competition sanctioned by the International Powerlifting Federation.
I would not leave home without a weight lifting or powerlifting belt on a squat or deadlift workout day.
#7. Starting Strength
- Hardcover Book
- Mark Rippetoe (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe is the Bible of basic barbell training.