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Smith Straight Leg & Back Deadlift

Description

Preparation

  • Grasp the bar overhand, slightly wider than shoulder width apart
  • Your feet should be shoulder width apart
  • Stand upright with bar close to thighs
  • Your knees should be straight and the abdomen contracted to protect the back
  • Slightly lift (elevate) and pull back (retract) shoulders
  • Start with a light weight and progress cautiously

Action

  • Lower the bar keeping knees locked and lower back straight
  • The knees should not flex during exercise.
  • Stop when a mild stretch is felt in the hamstrings, do not continue to the floor
  • Be mindful of your back
  • Do not pause or bounce weight at the bottom

Return

  • Lift the weight by extending the hips
  • Stop when the torso is again upright
  • At the very top slightly lift (elevate) and pull back (retract) shoulders
Type: Strength
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