Dead weight with dumbbells and semi-stretched legs

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

Main muscles: Hamstrings, glutes, lumbar.

dead weight with stretched legs


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

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

Common mistakes

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

Although simpler and safer than dead weight with a barbell, 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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