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Barbell Straight Leg Deadlift

Description

This exercise is designed to increase lower back strength.

Preparation

  • Place the feat shoulder width apart and flat on the floor
  • The feet should be half way under the bar
  • Grasp the bar with and overhand grip about shoulder width or wider.

Action

  • Lift the bar without jerking by firstly extending knees and then hips
  • Knees and hips should be fully extended.
  • At the very top slightly lift (elevate) and pull back (retract) shoulders
  • The arms and back should be straight during the whole exercise
  • Keep the bar close to thighs

Return

  • Lower the bar to shin height
Type: Strength
Duration: seconds per repitition
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Contra-Indication

For those with limited flexibility, in-proper action may lead to back problems

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