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Straight-Leg Dead Lift
From: FM 7-22 October 2012
Purpose: This exercise develops strength, endurance, and mobility of the lower back and lower extremities (Figure 9-36).
Starting Position: Straddle stance holding the kettlebells in the front of the legs using a pronated grip (hands facing the thighs). Keep the legs straight, with the knees slightly bent throughout the exercise.
Cadence: SLOW
  1. Lean forward from the waist with the head up. Move downward until the back is flat and parallel to the ground.
  2. Return to the starting position.
  3. Repeat count 1.
  4. Return to the starting position.

Figure 9-36. Straight-leg dead lift
Check Point:
  • At the end of count 1, the hips, knees, and the balls of the feet should be aligned.
  • Keep heels on the ground and back straight and parallel to the ground.
Precaution: Always perform this exercise at a slow cadence.
Movement to Station 3: Laterals (left). Refer to Chapter 10, Endurance and Mobility Activities, Figure 10-5.

From: FM 7-22 October 2012 

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Chapter 1 Approach
Chapter 2 System
Chapter 3 Leadership
Chapter 4 Types of Programs
Chapter 5 Planning Considerations
Chapter 6 Special Conditioning Programs
Chapter 7 Execution of Training
Chapter 8 Preparation and Recovery
Chapter 9 Strength and Mobility Activities
Chapter 10 Endurance and Mobility Activities
Appendix A Army Physical Fitness Test
Appendix B Climbing Bars
Appendix C Posture and Body Mechanics
Appendix D Environmental Considerations
Appendix E Obstacle Negotiation
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