Hamstrings – Stiff legged Dumbbell Deadlift

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Dumbbell deadlifts, like all deadlifts, work a lot of the body. These are a fantastic way to get your lower body and core activated.

Facts:

  • Compound Exercise

 

  • Main muscle targeted – Hamstrings

 

  • Helper muscles – Glutes, Lower Back

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Method:

Grasp a couple of dumbbells holding them by your side at arm’s length.

Stand with your torso straight and your legs spaced using a shoulder width or narrower stance.

Your knees should be slightly bent and your back straight, head facing forward.

With your knees stiff (but not locked), inhale as you lower the dumbbells to over the top of your feet by bending at the waist. Keep bending until your body forms a right angle with your legs.

Exhale as you straighten your body up to a standing position.

Why it’s good:

With the dumbbell deadlifts, you don’t have to worry about clearing a bar past your knees like you would with a barbell.

What to watch out for:

Make sure your back remains straight at all times, any rounding can lead to injury.

Snapshot:
Stiff legged Dumbbell Deadlift exercise

Stiff legged Dumbbell Deadlift exercise

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