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Form Friday: Sandbag Stiff-legged Deadlift

Stiff Legged Deadlift

Hello, Friends! This week, I'll review the step-by-step process for completing a Sandbag Stiff-legged Deadlift! This is on your Monday's workout. Now, let's set you up for success! 

Getting into Position

  • Place feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Place the sandbag on your feet.
  • Grab the sandbag by your preferred handles or whichever one provides the best range of motion for you. TIP: Grabbing the neutral handles may allow the sandbag to hang too low and shorten your range of motion. Try the different handles to decide which one is best for you.
  • You should maintain a SLIGHT bend in your knees throughout this exercise; just enough to stop you from locking-out your knees.
    TIP: Soft knees. DO NOT lockout your knees.
  • Engage your Lats., lockout your Arms and flex your Triceps.
  • Arch your back and keep your chest proud.
  • Core tight, butt tight.
    TIP: To protect your back

The Movement

  • To initiate this movement, rise up, pushing forward at the hips.
    TIP: Hips forward
  • As mentioned before, keep everything flexed and locked-down. DO NOT let your shoulders round.
  • Once you are in the upright position, retrace your path back down until the sandbag rests back on your feet.
    TIP: Hips backward
  • Reset form and repeat

Modifications

If you have any injuries that prohibit you from performing this exercise with good form, there are a couple things you can do instead.

  • First, try lightening the weight you are using to see if this helps.
  • Second, if need be, dumbbells can be used for this exercise.
  • Third, for better back support, you may use the TRX straps and do Hamstring Curls. With this exercise, put your heels in the straps. Keep your glutes off the ground. Fully extend your feet out and away from you. Then, bring your heels back to your glutes. Keep your core tight, butt tight.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this week's Form Friday! I hope you are having a fantastic week! Until next week, keep being AWESOME!!

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Thursday, 15 November 2018

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