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Back Exercise: Stiff Legged Deadlift
Another great, multi-targeting exercise is the stiff legged deadlift. Primarily a back exercise, this move also works your hamstrings, buttocks and quadriceps muscles simultaneously. This move can also be done in a number of ways, either using a set of dumbbells, a barbell or your own body weight.
To perform this move:
It is essential that your back is kept straight and stable throughout this movement in order to prevent injury. Do not let your back hunch forward. Keep your shoulders pulled back throughout the movement.
VARIATIONS: There are also a number of variations you can do such as
straightening the legs (places more focus on your hamstrings) or doing
"Sumo deadlifts" whereby your feet are wider apart and pointing
outwards. As you go down your thighs are parallel to the floor. This move
places more emphasis on your adductor muscles (inner thigh) as well as
your traps and quadriceps muscles.
Starting position of a stiff legged deadlift
Ending position of a stiff legged
Author: Dimi Ingle.
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