💥BARBELL STRAIGHT LEG DEADLIFTS💥
❓ One of the best exercises for lower extremity strength and mobility, are you doing this one wrong?
📊 You read that right. Loaded SLDL's (straight led deadlifts) are an excellent way to regain more hamstring "flexibility". For all of you out there with "tight" hamstrings (i.e any normal male) add this to your program and see if you can finally make some gains.
🌐 Start off with light weight, or even just the barbell. Work on hinging at the hips, having your legs slightly bent, and controlling the eccentric lowering of the barbell. You should localize the feeling to the posterior hamstrings. I prefer to do the barbell because my gym doesn't have heavy enough dumbbells, but that can absolutely be an effective alternate to the barbell.
3 Common Mistakes I see:
❌Reaching with the back to bring the weight down
❌Locked out or hyperextended knees
❌Moving too much weight, with minimal tension on the hamstrings
🐼 This is an exercise where I feel the quality of the movement is exponentially more important than the quantity. If you've never done it, start unweighted and work towards the barbell.
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