Straight Leg Deadlift

Developing the Muscles of the Back


 Back to the Muscle Group


1)      Being this movement in a prepared/crouched position with your feet at a shoulder width apart and your legs almost straight.





2)      Grip the straight bar slightly wider than your shoulder width in an overhand or staggered position




3)      With your hips nearly vertical to the floor, your chest extended and spine aligned take a deep breath.  





4)      Keep your knees pointed out in front of you.






5)      Lift bar by extending hips and lower back. Pull your shoulders back at top of lift if rounded.




Muscles Worked: Erector Spinae, Glutes, Quadriceps, and hamstrings.