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Straight Leg Deadlifts

Muscle Groups Worked:

Back Hamstring

How to Perform This Exericse:

1) Start in the bent over position with your feet shoulder width apart and your arms grasping a barbell on the outside of your legs.

2) Keeping your legs straight, pull the barbell upward until your upper body is completely upright.

3) Lower the barbell back toward the start position with your legs still in the straight position.

Notes: Remember to keep your legs as straight as possible for this exercise in order to isolate the hamstrings more.  This is an easy exercise to overdo it on.  Try doing light and slow weights, as always, until you get the hang of the exercise.  This exercise is also tough on your lower back, so remember to stretch it out before and after if you have any lower back issues.