Barbell Straight-Leg Deadlift to Row

The barbell straight-leg deadlift to row is a compound exercise that builds strength throughout the entire body with an emphasis on the legs, back, shoulders, biceps, and core. This two-in-one movement also helps improve metabolic conditioning and muscular endurance.


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    Stand tall and grab barbell with an overhand grip with your hands about shoulder-width apart, allowing your arms to hang down in front of you. Hinge at the waist and bend forward until your back is almost parallel to the ground. This is your starting position.
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    Squeeze your shoulder blades together and pull the bar towards your chest. Return to starting position by slowly extending your arms back toward the floor.

Trainer’s Tips

  • During the deadlift, be sure to keep the bar close to your body the entire time.
  • Avoid rounding your upper back during the exercise. Instead, focus on pulling your shoulder blades back the entire time.
  • Avoid overusing your arms to pull the weight up. Focus on driving your elbows back and squeezing your shoulder blades together during the row.