Straight-Legged Deadlifts are an excellent exercise for improving strength, power, and overall tone in the glutes and hamstrings.
With a few key form points, you can perform this exercise as part of your overall strength training, or added into a challenging “Leg Day”.
Using Bodyweight, Dumbbells or a Loaded Barbell, here are some points to keep in mind:
Things to Avoid:
1. Rounded Back
2. Eyes looking down
3. Locking of knees
How to perfect the deadlift:
1. Keep your back flat and your eyes forward
2. Push hips back to initiate movement
3. Keep knees soft, avoid locking them straight
4. Hinge forward until you feel a subtle stretch in the hamstrings