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Stiffed-leg deadlift


Major muscles used

  • Lower back (erectae spinae)
  • Hamstrings

Performing stiff legged deadlifts

  • Hold a barbell with hands just outside of hips. Your arms should hang straight down by your sides.
  • Keep head up, back straight while maintaining a natural inward curve and your feet placed about a six inches apart.
  • Keeping your legs straight, bend forward slowly and push your hips backwards until lower back is nearly parallel to the floor.
  • Return to starting position.

Be careful

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

Alternative exercises to the stiff legged deadlift

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