Hamstrings: Stiff Legged Deadlift

Get used to this exercise if you want to be really strong. This exercise should be done at least with every other leg work out.

Another great exercise that will build strength from your hamstrings through to your upper back.

And with good form and as much weight as you can handle using reps from 3 to 8 will help your dead lifts and squat.


Standing straight, hold the bar with an over-hand grip, keeping your back arched and your legs slightly bent and knees locked.

Begin to bend forward from your hips.

When the bar reaches about mid shin level stop and squeeze your hamstrings slightly then return back to standing position.

Stiffed Legged Deadlift

Stiffed Legged Deadlift

Stiffed Legged Deadlift

Article written by Steve Varga

Steve Varga is 35-year-old and began lifting weights at age 20. He competes in competes in the 100kg weight class in powerlifting competitions.

He has made strength and power training his business and sole means of income as a personal trainer, willing and enthusiastic to help others and in turn further his achievements.