Deadlifts allow you to build muscle in your upper and lower back, glutes, and hamstrings.

Straight bar deadlift - Women's Health & Fitness

1. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart holding a straight bar in front of you.

2. Slowly bend forward at the hips, keeping your knees straight, and lowering the bar until you feel a stretch in your hamstrings.

3. Slowly return to the start position, contracting the muscles in your buttocks as you go.

4. Repeat 15 times.

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