How To Do Romanian Deadlifts

Romanian Deadlift


  • Teach Hip Hinge Mechanics
  • Build Hip Hinge Strength
  • Build Core Strength

Prime Movers:

  1. Hamstring Complex (Legs)
  2. Glutes (Hips)

How To Romanian Deadlift

  • Set-Up and deadlift (conventional) a loaded barbell to a full lockout.
  • From this top position, brace your core and flex your glutes hard to control your descent as you bend only at the hips, lowering the bar down your legs until it is below your knees.
  • Maintain only a slight bend in your legs in your knees throughout the entire movement.
  • As the bar goes lower than your knees, push it out in front of you slightly so that it is several inches away from your shins, to increase the tension on your hamstrings.
  • To finish, quickly pull the bar back into you and stand up, pushing your hips forward into a full lockout.

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