Cable Straight-back Straight-leg Deadlift

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Cable Straight-back Straight-leg Deadlift

Instructions

Preparation

Stand between two very low pulleys with shoulder width or narrower stance. Squat down and grasp stirrup attachments to each side. Stand upright with arms straight down to sides.

Execution

With knees and back straight, bow forward by bending hips until hamstrings are tight, or just before lower back bends. Raise body upright by extending hips until standing. Pull shoulders back slightly at top of lift if rounded. Repeat.

Comments

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.

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

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