Lever Straight-back Straight-leg Deadlift (plate loaded)

Lever Straight-back Straight-leg Deadlift (plate loaded)


Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Pull



Stand between lever handles with shoulder width or narrower stance. Squat down and grasp handles to each side. Stand upright with arms straight down to sides.


With knees and back straight, bow forward by bending hips until hamstrings are tight, or just before lower back bends. Raise body upright by extending hips until standing. Pull shoulders back slightly at top of lift if rounded. Repeat.


Throughout lift, keep arms, knees, and back straight. Do not pause or bounce at bottom of lift. Do not lower weight beyond mild stretch. Full range of motion will vary from person to person depending on flexibility. Also see Straight Leg Deadlift.

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