- Stand with shoulder width or narrower stance. Grasp dumbbells
- With knees straight, lower dumbbells to top or sides of feet
by bending hips. Bend waist as bar approaches feet. 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. Keep dumbbells
close to legs. 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.