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Stiff-Legged Dumbbell Deadlift

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Hamstrings
Other Muscles: Glutes, Lower Back
Equipment: Dumbbell
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Stiff-Legged Dumbbell Deadlift Guide

Main Muscle: Hamstrings

  1. Grasp a couple of dumbbells holding them by your side at arm's length.
  2. Stand with your torso straight and your legs spaced using a shoulder width or narrower stance. The knees should be slightly bent. This is your starting position.
  3. Keeping the knees stationary, lower the dumbbells to over the top of your feet by bending at the waist while keeping your back straight. Keep moving forward as if you were going to pick something from the floor until you feel a stretch on the hamstrings. Exhale as you perform this movement
  4. Start bringing your torso up straight again by extending your hips and waist until you are back at the starting position. Inhale as you perform this movement.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Caution: This is not an exercise that is recommended for people with lower back problems. Also, it needs to be treated with the utmost respect paying special attention not to round the back forward as you move the torso down; the back should always be straight. Finally, jerking motions or doing too much weight can injure your back.

Variations: The exercise can also be performed with a barbell also.



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Oct 17, 2013 12:59 PM: I love this one.. The dead lift is my favorite



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Jul 11, 2013 4:43 PM: Help me out here guys, I cant do this right. For some reason only my back is feeling the pressure. Its kind of a downer when this is your first exercise in the routine and you dont get it right.



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Jun 19, 2013 9:39 AM: Excellent



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May 30, 2013 4:20 PM: I find it easier to control with the dumbbells than with barbell



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May 16, 2013 3:55 PM: I enjoy this exercise. Very effective.



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May 12, 2013 1:53 AM: always do this as your last hamstring exercise to stretch everything out, it works wonders!! really squeeze hams and glutes on the way up :)



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Jul 16, 2012 9:59 PM: didnt think i would feel this in my back as much as i did



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Mar 31, 2012 10:16 PM: I actually look forward to doing these!



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Dec 14, 2011 6:01 AM: One of my favorite exercises ever!



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Oct 5, 2011 10:27 AM: amazing exercise



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