Barbell Single Leg Stiff-leg Deadlift

Barbell Single Leg Stiff-leg Deadlift


Utility: Auxiliary
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Pull



Hold barbell down in front, arms straight with shoulder width or slightly wider overhand grip. Stand with feet together. Lift leg slightly so foot is just off floor.


Lower bar to floor while raising lifted leg back behind. Keep back straight and knee of supporting leg slightly bent. Keep hip and knee of lifted leg extended throughout movement. Once stretch is felt or barbell contacts floor, return to original position by raising torso while lowering lifted leg. Straighten knee of supporting leg as torso becomes upright. Repeat.


Throughout lift, keep arms and back straight. Do not lower weight beyond mild stretch throughout hamstrings. Full range of motion will vary from person to person. Those with less flexibility may need to bend knee of supporting leg more so barbell can contact floor. At top of movement, lifted foot can make contact with floor to maintain balance between repetitions.

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