Deadlift with dumbbells and semi-stretched legs

Exercise mainly used to work the hamstrings, one of the variants of the famous deadlift.

Main muscles: Hamstrings, glutes, lower back.

deadlift with straight legs


With your feet slightly apart and your legs almost straight, hold the dumbbells close to your body and descend without moving your weight away from your body.

Bring the dumbbells slightly below your knees and return to the starting position.

Common mistakes

  • Hunch your back.
  • Bend your knees.
  • Bad technique.

Although simpler and safer than the barbell deadlift, it is a movement that requires good technique, and therefore, it is better to spend some time mastering the technique before moving on to higher loads.


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