Stiff-Legged Dumbbell Deadlift

How to Stiff-Legged Dumbbell Deadlift

Stiff legged dumbbell deadlifts are an excellent exercise for targeting your hamstrings and glutes (butt). They help to strengthen, define and tighten the back of your legs – and also hit the lower back.


: Hams, Glutes, Lower Back


: Beginner


: Dumbbells


: Strength, Toning

How to do Stiff Legged Dumbbell Deadlifts:

Start Dumbell Deadlift Exercise

Stiff Legged Dumbbell Deadlifts Finish

  1. Select appropriate weight dumbbells and hold them by your side, letting them fall at arm’s length.
  2. Stand with your torso straight and your legs shoulder width apart, keeping the knees slightly bent.
  3. Bending at the waist while keeping your back straight, lower the dumbbells towards the ground, guiding them along your shins, but not touching.
  4. Bring your torso up straight again by extending your hips and waist (squeezing the glutes) until you are standing upright. Pause at the bottom and top of each movement.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

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