Stiff Legged Barbell Deadlift

March 19, 2015 - Barbell Exercises, Thigh Exercises
Stiff Legged Barbell Deadlift



To perform the stiff legged deadlifts first set a barbell with desired weight on rack. Grasp the bar using a shoulder width overhand grip, with your hands exactly outside your legs and dismount it from the rack. Step away from the rack, position your feet about shoulder wide apart and stand completely straight, with slightly bend knees and your head looking forward. This will be your starting position.


Inhale and start lower the bar as you keep your chest high by leaning the torso forward at the waist. Lower the bar a few centimeters in front of your legs and allow your lower back to round slightly as you descend. Continue to lowering the bar until you feel a good stretch in your hamstrings and lower back. Then carefully change the direction of the movement and bring the bar up by extending your torso to the starting position as you exhale.