Straight-Leg Deadlift

Free Weights / Intermediate

3 ratings

Equipment Needed

  • Barbell
  • Weight Plates

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

  • All
  • Male
  • Female
  • 140 lb
    average weight
  • 280 lb
    best weight
  • 21
    times logged
  • #161
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Straight-Leg Deadlift Weight

  • 150 lb
    average weight
  • 280 lb
    best weight
  • 13
    times logged
  • #150
    popularity rank

Average Male Straight-Leg Deadlift Weight

  • 39 lb
    average weight
  • 44 lb
    best weight
  • 1
    times logged
  • #215
    popularity rank

Average Female Straight-Leg Deadlift Weight

How to do Straight-Leg Deadlift:

Muscles Worked

Details

straight-leg deadlift is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the hamstrings and to a lesser degree also targets the forearms, glutes, hip flexors and lower back ...more

straight-leg deadlift is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the hamstrings and to a lesser degree also targets the forearms, glutes, hip flexors and lower back.

The only straight-leg deadlift equipment that you really need is the following: barbell and weight plates. There are however many different straight-leg deadlift variations that you can try out that may require different types of straight-leg deadlift equipment or may even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper straight-leg deadlift form is easy with the step by step straight-leg deadlift instructions, straight-leg deadlift tips, and the instructional straight-leg deadlift technique video on this page. straight-leg deadlift is a exercise for those with a intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the straight-leg deadlift video, learn how to do the straight-leg deadlift, and then be sure and browse through the straight-leg deadlift workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Do not round back.
  2. You should feel a stretch in your hamstrings.

Variations

  1. Use dumbbells or kettlebells rather than a barbell.

Other Names

  • Stiff-legged Deadlift

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

3 Review

  • MC24
    about 5 years ago
    #

    Straight leg deadlifts were the first time I FELT my hamstrings. They are an excellent exericse for the development of the hamstring muscle. A word of caution though it is not a good place to start. The Deadlift requires the use of so many other muscles that if one of them isn't strong enough you could seriously hurt yourself. If you're rear delts aren't able to hold your shoulders back to lift the bar than work on that first and then come back to the deadlift. However once you're ready for it it is one of the best exercises I've found the for the hamstrings. Keep that back strong!

  • MCKINGO
    almost 5 years ago
    #

    GREAT

  • hrjlong
    almost 4 years ago
    #

    40 lbs 4 sets of 15

Equipment Needed

  • Barbell
  • Weight Plates

Tips

  1. Do not round back.
  2. You should feel a stretch in your hamstrings.

Variations

  1. Use dumbbells or kettlebells rather than a barbell.

Other Names

  • Stiff-legged Deadlift

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Compound