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Stiff-leg deadlift with dumbbells


Major muscles used

  • Lower back (erectae spinae)
  • Hamstrings

Performing stiff legged deadlifts with dumbbells

  • Stand upright with a dumbbell in each hand in front of you with a palms-down grip.
  • Place your feet about six inches apart, and your torso upright with your lower back maintaining a natural inward curve as you bend over at the waist.
  • Keeping your legs straight and your arms handing loose by your sides, slowly bend forward until your back is parallel to the ground
  • Return to the starting position.

Be careful

  • Don't go farther down then your back being parallel to the ground.
  • Don't let your legs bend at your knees. Keep legs straight throughout the exercise.

Alternative exercises to the stiff legged deadlift with dumbbells

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