Barbell Straight-back Straight-leg Deadlift

Barbell Straight-back Straight-leg Deadlift


Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Pull



Grasp barbell from rack or deadlift from floor with shoulder width or slightly wider overhand or mixed grip. Stand with shoulder width or narrower stance.


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


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. Re-rack or deadlift weight back to floor. Also see Straight Leg Deadlift.

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