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How To Perfect the Straight Leg Deadlift

2013-10-25 | By: Snap Fitness

 

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

 

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