Leg Exercises

Barbell Straight-Leg Deadlift

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The barbell straight-leg deadlift builds strength in the core, hamstrings, glutes, and lower back. Correctly performing this exercise depends on mastering in the hip hinge, which requires you to push your hips back and feel a stretch in your hamstrings to start the movement. Proper form includes not rounding your upper or lower back and keeping the barbell as close as possible to your body.