Dumbbell Straight-back Straight-leg Deadlift

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Dumbbell Straight-back Straight-leg Deadlift

Instructions

Preparation

Stand with shoulder width or narrower stance. Grasp dumbbells to each side.

Execution

With knees straight, lower dumbbells by bending hips until hamstrings are tight, or just before lower back bends. Lift dumbbells by extending hips until straight. 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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