Begin standing with shins against the bar, feet shoulder width, and toes at a 45 degree angle. Lower the hips and grasp the bar with palms toward the body, just outside the legs. Raise the chest so that the torso is angled upward. Begin the lift by pressing the feet downward, lifting with the hips and legs. Keep the bar against the shins. Maintain the same angle with the torso until the bar clears the knees, then straighten the torso and stand tall. Lower the bar to the ground by an exact reversal of the lifting motion. Note:
Lowering to the ground is when people break form and risk injury.
Please watch this video link:
If you want to get stronger you need the deadlift. Make it a staple of your strength training and you won't regret it, but use caution.
Proper form is very important. Never deadlift when you are tired. Always begin with the deadlift if you are going to use it in a session. Also learn the movement by using low weight and low reps. Lastly, I do not suggest performing high rep sets of the deadlift. Once you learn it, I suggest no more than 5 reps in a set. This is a strength move, not an endurance move, so be careful.
The video is the most important, but I have included a picture of deadlift form and a grapic showing the body areas affected by it. Pretty impressive!