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The equipment: Bag of dog foodThe trainer: John Casto, a personal trainer in Fairfax, Va.
The move: Deadlift
Difficulty: Easy to medium
Place a medium-size bag of dog food on the floor and stand behind it, feet shoulder-width apart. Lower your hips so that your thighs are parallel to the floor and reach your hands to either side of the bag, getting a good grip. (Your butt will stick out quite a bit; the goal is to get your lower leg and thigh at a 90 degree angle.) Lift the bag of dog food off the ground by standing up, making sure to raise your hips and shoulders at the same time while keeping a flat back. At the end of the movement, the bag of dog food should hang in front of you, arms straight. Do three to five repetitions.
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