straight-leg deadlifts

Muscle Groups

legs leg biceps
The straight-leg deadlift is a popular exercise that primarily targets the hamstrings and lower back while also engaging the glutes and core muscles. To perform the exercise, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, and hold a barbell or dumbbells in front of your thighs with an overhand grip. Keeping your back straight, slowly hinge at your hips and lower the weight towards the ground, keeping your legs straight and avoiding rounding your lower back. Once you feel a slight stretch in your hamstrings, pause for a moment and then slowly rise back up to the starting position. This exercise can be modified by changing the weight or adding resistance bands, but it is important to use proper form and start with a lighter weight to avoid injury. The straight-leg deadlift can help increase strength and flexibility in the hamstrings and low back, which can improve your overall athleticism and help with everyday movements such as bending over to lift objects off the ground.