Dumbbell Stiff Leg Deadlifts

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  • To avoid touching the weight to the ground, you can stand on a platform

Dumbbell Stiff Leg Deadlifts

This exercise targets your lower back and provides a low to moderate cardio benefit. It also works your hamstrings and calves.

Muscle Group

Lower Back, Hamstrings, Calves


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit

Low to Moderate

Muscle Group: Lower Back, Hamstrings, Calves

Equipment: Dumbbells

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low to Moderate

Exercise Category: Back

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Hold a dumbbell in each hand with an over hand grip, hanging your arms straight down in front of you.

  1. 1 Keeping your back flat, exhale and slowly lower your upper body towards the ground until your back is parallel to the floor. Keep your legs straight but not locked at the knee. At the peak of the motion, your hands will be just above the floor.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly return to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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