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Straight Leg Deadlift

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Keeping your legs straight, bend over from the waist until you feel a slight stretch in your hamstrings, then contract your thighs and slowly raise yourself back up to a standing position.

Tips:

  • Tighten your abs and squeeze your glutes.
  • Keep legs straight to direct resistance to hamstrings instead of lower back.
  • Lock shoulder blades together to help straighten your back.|See DEADLIFT in the BACK section for other helpful hints.

Variations:

  1. STRAIGHT LEG DEADLIFT targets hamstrings, DEADLIFT targets lower back.

Target Muscles:

core | glutes | hamstring | hip

Post:

low

Anchor Point Height:

foot

Force:

pull

Positions:

upright