BARBELL & BAND STIFF LEG DEADLIFT

BARBELL & BAND STIFF LEG DEADLIFT


VIDEO DEMO:


EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. SETUP: Attach a band to a solid surface at glute level and step into the band, wrapping it around your waist. Take an overhand-grip of the bar, and keep your toes pointing straight forward. As always, keep your shoulders pinned back & chest up for good posture.
  2. REP: The key to this exercise is “control down, explode up!” We lift the bar by pushing your feet into the ground and driving your hips forward, squeezing your glutes at the top of the rep. Push your butt back as you lower the bar, it will travel down the front of your legs. Either take it to the floor, or until you achieve sufficient stretch in your hamstrings.
  3. TIP: If you’re squeezing your glutes but not really “feeling” them on a regular Stiff Leg Deadlift, this variation will likely become your new favorite exercise! What’s happening here is your hamstrings are fatiguing before your glutes receive the work they need, so by using a resistance band positioned in the manner I’ve shown you above, you’ll create equal points of tension for both the glutes & hamstrings to work against, levelling the playing field and ensuring your glutes catch fire on every set.

MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:

  • Legs (Glutes, Hamstrings)
  • Arms (Forearms)
  • Back (Lower Back, Middle Back)
barbell stiff leg deadlift demo

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