Stiff-legged Deadlift - Great exercise for overall strength and you FEEL it working! It targets the glutes, hamstrings and lower back. Make sure there is a slight bend in your knees and focus on lifting through the chest as you bend down and come up. Do not round your back. Pick a weight that's challenging for you. Start with 15 or 20-lb dumbbells and do 3 sets of 15.