Smith machine stiff-legged deadlift

The Smith machine stiff-legged deadlift is a machine-based exercise targeting the muscles of the hamstrings, glutes, and upper back. The Smith machine mimics a barbell but provides more stability. This movement can be programmed like a traditional stiff-legged or Romanian deadlift, in low reps for strength or higher reps for muscle and strength endurance. It is often performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set or more, as part of a full-body or lower-body workout.


  1. Adds size and strength to the hamstrings and glutes
  2. Works the upper back, lower back, and core to maintain a neutral back position
  3. Allows you to press your hips back and emphasize the stretch
  4. The bar moves on a track making it easier to get into position and control

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