- Stand between two very low pulleys with shoulder width or
narrower stance. Squat down and grasp stirrup attachments to
each side. Stand upright with arms straight down to sides.
- With knees straight, bow forward by bending hips. Bend waist
as stirrups approach lowest position. Lift dumbbells by extending
hips and waist until standing upright. Pull shoulders back slightly
if rounded. Repeat.
- Begin with very light weight and add additional weight gradually
to allow lower back adequate adaptation.
Throughout lift, keep arms and knees straight. Do not stand behind
pulleys. Do not pause or bounce at bottom of lift. Lower back
may bend slightly during full hip flexion phase. Do not lower
weight beyond mild stretch throughout hamstrings and low back.
Full range of motion will vary from person to person depending
on flexibility. See Dangerous
Exercise Essay. Also see Straight
Back Straight Leg Deadlift.