Single Leg Deadlift With Barbell – Lower Back Exercise

deadlift low back exercise

Most people who are suffering from back pain have the impression that they need to “strengthen” their back. While this may be technically correct in some respects, you have to be careful about how you go about doing it.

Lifting weights with a sore back is just asking for trouble.

One exercise that I really like is the single leg deadlift. I think that of all the low back strengthening exercises that involve weights or resistance, this one is probably the safest.

The reason for this is that during the whole motion, the back relatively stays in neutral and is protected.

Take a look.

My advice, for what it’s worth, is to start out without any resistance and get the “feel” of the movement first. Once you have an idea of what you’re doing, add 3-5, but no more than 10 lbs.

This excellent low back exercise will work your hams without making you too sore.

Physical Therapist

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