Stiff leg deadlift

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Stuart Yule

Leading on from the first ‘exercise of the month’ article, the focus for this article will remain in the lower extremities and shall concentrate on the stiff leg deadlift (SLDL). The rationale for the inclusion of the stiff leg deadlift in an exercise programme is twofold. Firstly, it is a major developer of the legs, hips and spinal musculature and secondly, it can be used as a progression in the teaching of more advanced lifts such as the clean and snatch.

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