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Stiff Legged Deadlift – 405 x 6

If you’re looking for a deadlift variation that still allows for a lot of weight (as opposed to something like a B stance lift or deadlifting with dumbbells or kettlebells), it might benefit you to test out the stiff legged deadlift.

In the video above, notice that he keeps his knees pretty close to a full lockout. When he bends forward the hamstring bear the majority of the load. In the conventional deadlift stance, the hamstrings still do a lot of work, but the knees bend more than you’re seeing here.

Start light, see how still legged deadlifts treat you. I get most of my hamstring work from conventional deadlifts and swings on a stronger grip plateau buster, but I rotate these in and out when I’m looking for something different.

Prepare for deadlift! http://www.flickr.com/photos/bgreenlee/

Lift heavy, be happy.

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