Stiff Legged Deadlift

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate Stiff Legged Deadlift

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. This exercise works your gluteals, quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, back and even your upper body.
  2. It is a great functional exercise for rehabilitation of some back, hip, knee and ankle injuries
  3. From a standing position, with your feet between hip and shoulder width apart.
  4. Have the bar over your mid-foot,
  5. Bend your hips and knees to reach and grab the barbell at shoulder width apart
  6. Your lower back should be straight and your heels should stay in contact with the floor
  7. Next lift the barbell up by straightening your hips and knees,
  8. Keep the bar pulled towards your shins, using your lats and squeeze your shoulder blades together through out
  9. At the top squeeze you buttocks to fully extend your hips but do not extend your lower back
  10. Next slowly lower the weight back down by bending mostly your hips and only slightly from the knees, your lower back should be straight and your heels should stay in contact with the floor
  11. Once your hamstring cannot allow any more hip movement then bend the knees to lower the bar along your shins to the mid foot start position.
  12. For strengthening you should perform 6-10 reps to fatigue
  13. You should perform 3-5 sets with 3 minutes rests
  14. This session can be done 2-3 times per week
  15. For endurance you should perform 15-25 reps to fatigue
  16. You should perform 3-5 sets with no more than 30 second rests
  17. This session can be done 2-3 times per week

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