Lower Body Dumbbell Exercises Video Series
This dumbbell deadlift is also called the stiff leg deadlift. This
exercise gets it's name as it feels as if you are lifting dead weight.
This exercise targets many lower body muscles and helps to strengthen
The back muscles used in this movement include the erector spinae and
the latissimus dorsi muscles. This is primarily considered a back
exercise however it works several lower body muscles as well.
Additional muscles strengthened include the gluteus maximus and then
surrounding hip/pelvic muscles.
For the legs, this one exercise will help strengthen the hamstrings,
quads and many leg muscles.
In addition, your arms will get somewhat of a workout as well with this
Exercise #5 - Dumbbell Stiff Leg Deadlift
As with any exercise that engages the back muscles you want to ensure
you do them properly. If you start to feel too much strain in the back,
take a break and stretch the back before continuing.
Hold a dumbbell in each hand at your side.
- Stand with feet flat on the floor shoulder width apart.
- Bend your knees slightly. Keep your chest out and shoulders
- Bend over at the hip letting your hands (holding the
dumbbells) hang in front of you with the palms facing you.
- Keep bending until you feel a stretch in the hamstrings.
- Return to the starting position making sure you maintain
proper posture with chest out and shoulders back.
- Repeat this for several reps.
Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move
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