Straight Leg Deadlifts

How to do the Straight Leg Deadlifts

While standing, hold a barbell with extended arms in front of your thighs. Keeping your legs rigid, bend forward at the waist, with head up, until your upper body is parallel with the floor. The bar will travel down your legs. Reverse the movement to bring your uper body back up
Spotter Information:
Spotting is not necessary, but can be used

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Hamstrings
  • Gluteus Maximus
  • Legs
  • Butt
  • Barbbell
  • Compound

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
110 lbs10.7 147.8 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 110 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 55 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Straight Leg Deadlifts

Purpose Type Level
Sport Specific Intermediate
Sport Specific Advanced
Sport Specific Advanced

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Tracking Your Weights

There are lots of easy ways to track your sets and reps. One easy way is through a little book that you can take with you to the gym. This book has progress charts, workouts and lots of tools you can use to always make sure you are improving.