Smith Machine Stiff Leg Deadlifts

Exercise Tips

  • Your arms should stay straight the entire time
  • Never let the weight touch the ground

Smith Machine Stiff Leg Deadlifts

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

Muscle Group

Lower Back, Gluteals (Glutes), Hamstrings,


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week


Smith Machine

Cardiovascular Benefit

Low to Moderate

Muscle Group: Lower Back, Gluteals (Glutes), Hamstrings,

Equipment: Smith Machine

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low to Moderate

Exercise Category: Lower Back

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart at the Smith Machine, toes pointing forward. Grab the barbell with an overhand grip, hands shoulder width apart and arms hanging down in front of you.

  1. 1 Keeping your knees slightly bent, disengage the bar from the machine and slowly lower the
    bar to the tops of your feet. When you lean over, keep your back flat and bend at your hips.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly lift the bar back up by rotating your hips forward.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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