A complete leg exercise; this works your hamstring, glutes, chords, arms and lower back – much like squats. You will require a long barbell and weights for this one. Start with light weights and gradually increase the intensity. For stiff leg deadlifts, spread your feet to shoulder length distance. Now with your knees completely straight, bend your upper body forward and down to pick up the rod – come back up in the same position lifting the rod up with you. Repeat it again; bend down with the weight in your hands and come back up. Make sure not to bend your knees and maintain your balance. Don’t want to fall down with the weights now, do we? You can start with 2 sets of 8-12 reps each. You can also substitute the barbell with dumbbells if you like.