Before you get all freaked out and your spine starts to disassemble itself at the mere thought of picking up a heavy barbell, there’s something you should understand:
There are countless deadlift variations.
It can be done with a barbell, yes. But also dumbbells, kettlebells, a trap bar, light weight, heavy weight, weight held in front, weight held on the sides, from a deficit, from a rack, conventional stance, sumo stance, with resistance bands, b...
Picture yourself as an alien from another planet (we’ll say Uranus, just for shits and giggles).
You land on Earth at a gas station and ask to borrow a car. The owner of the car immediately hands you the keys so you don’t zap him to smithereens with your ray-gun, and says, “You’ll have to fill it with gas first.”