Deadlifts with a straight-legged barbell


The straight-legged barbell deadlift exercise is also known as a stiff-legged deadlift, stiff leg deadlift, straight-leg deadlift, straight-leg deadlift.

Type of Exercise

Straight-legged barbell deadlifts is a multi-joint exercise / accessory


  • Hyperextensions

Straight-legged barbell deadlifts: Execution

The starting position sees the athlete standing with the spine and hips flexed forward. The barbell is attached to the shins, resting on the ground at about 23 cm in height. The distance between the feet (stride) is very close to the distance between the shoulders. The opening angle of the feet is about 10 °, but with room for modification based on individual characteristics; generally between 8 and 20 degrees. The shoulders are located a few inches ahead of the bar from a lateral view. The outstretched arms immediately descend to the outside of the legs. The knees are fully extended or slightly less and consequently the tibia and fibula are perfectly vertical or almost. The hips and spine are flexed just enough to allow the athlete to reach the barbell with the abducted shoulder blades with his hands. The grip can be supine, prone or mixed (one hand supine and the other prone); the latter confers greater solidity. The shoulder blades are abducted. The execution consists in the simultaneous extension of the hips and spine. To lighten the load on the spine, during the movement of the barbell, it must be kept attached to the body thanks to an extension of the shoulder. Knees and ankles do not change their angle for the duration of the exercise. The final position sees the athlete with his back in his position of strength, the hips adducted and the knees with the same degree of flexion they had at the start.

Muscles involved in the exercise Straight-legged barbell deadlifts

Group 0

  • Ileocostali
  • Very long of the back
  • Spinal taps
  • Semispinali
  • Inferior posterior dentate
  • Infraspinali
  • Infratrasversari
  • Multiphids
  • Psoas
  • Square of the loins
  • Lower bundles of the trapezius
  • Romboide
  • Splenio
Column extension

Group 1

  • Great buttock
  • Long head of the hamstring
  • Semimembranoso
  • Semitendinosus
  • Ischial head of the great adductor
Hip extension

Group 2

  • Great dorsal
  • Big round
  • Posterior deltoid
  • Great pectoral
  • Long head of the brachial triceps
Shoulder extension (eccentric phase)
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