Dumbbell Straight-back Straight-leg Deadlift

Dumbbell Straight-back Straight-leg Deadlift


Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Pull



Stand with shoulder width or narrower stance. Grasp dumbbells to each side.


With knees straight, lower dumbbells by bending hips until hamstrings are tight, or just before lower back bends. Lift dumbbells by extending hips until straight. Pull shoulders back slightly at top of lift if rounded. Repeat.


Throughout lift, keep arms, knees, and back straight. Do not pause or bounce at bottom of lift. Do not lower weight beyond mild stretch. Full range of motion will vary from person to person depending on flexibility. Also see Straight Leg Deadlift.

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