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Barbell Stiff Leg Deadlifts

Exercise Tips

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

Barbell Stiff Leg Deadlifts

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

Muscle Group

Lower Back, Calves, Hamstrings


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit

Low to Moderate

Muscle Group: Lower Back, Calves, Hamstrings

Equipment: Barbell

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 barbell with an overhand grip, hands shoulder width apart. Your arms should be straight down in front of you.

  1. 1 Keeping your back flat, exhale and slowly lower your upper body towards the ground, bending at your hips. Keep your legs straight but do not lock your knees. Stop when the barbell is just above the ground.
  2. 2 Slowly return back to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.