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Deadlift, Dumbbell, Straight Leg

Type: Legs
Also known as the Romanian Deadlift (RDL). The straight leg deadlift is an excellent exercise for strengthening the hamstrings and lower back. This version uses dumbbells.
Level :  Equipment : Yes

Deadlift, Dumbbell, Straight Leg Steps:

Step 1:
Stand behind a set of dumbbells on the floor.

Step 2:
With feet shoulder width apart, bend at the hips keeping the legs and back straight.

Step 3:
Grasp the dumbbells with an overhand grip.

Step 4:
Keeping back straight, head facing forwards and with a slight bend in your knees, straighten your hips.

Step 5:
Push the hips forward to stand upright so the dumbbells are resting on your thighs.

Step 6:
Return the dumbbells to the floor by performing the opposite movement.

Top Tip:

  • Keep the legs straight but don't lock the knees.
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