Barbell Romanian Deadlift

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Barbell Romanian Deadlift

The barbell Romanian deadlift should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the barbell Romanian deadlift.

Beginning

Beginning Romanian Deadlift

1. Begin with a barbell on the ground, knees bent 5°, feet shoulder width apart.

2. Bend at the hip joint maintaining a neutral spine and grab the bar at a width that would allow the forearms to be perpendicular to the bar if the elbows were flexed at 90°.

3. Slightly retract the shoulder blades.

Movement

Romanian Deadlift Movement

1. Contract buttocks, extend hips to straight position.

2. Lower down to starting position, following desired REP tempo.

Benefits

Romanian Deadlift Benefits

The Romanian deadlift (RDL) is a conventional barbell movement that targets the posterior chain muscles such as the erector spinae, gluteus maximus, hamstrings, and adductors. When performed correctly, the RDL is a powerful exercise that strengthens both the core and the lower body in a single motion.

Exercise Aliases

How To Do a Romanian Deadlift, Romanian Barbell Deadlift, Barbell Exercises.

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