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Barbell Straight Leg Deadlifts

from Allen Elliott

Stand with shoulder-width or narrower stance. Grasp barbell with offset handgrip; lift off rack and step back. With knees straight, lower barbell to top of feet by bending hips. Bend waist as barbell approaches feet. Lift barbell by extending hips and waist until standing upright. Pull shoulders back slightly if rounded. Repeat for specified amount of reps. Step forward and re-rack barbell.
Helpful tips and Tricks
Do not pause or bounce at bottom of lift. Lower back may bend slightly during full hip flexion phase. Keep head up and chest and back in alignment.
Target Muscles