Romanian Deadlift

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Romanian Deadlift

Instructions

Preparation

Grasp barbell from rack or deadlift from floor with shoulder width to wide overhand grip. Stand with shoulder width or narrower stance.

Execution

Lower bar to top of feet by bending hips. Bend knees during descent and keep waist straight so back is parallel to floor at lowest position. Lift bar by extending at hips and knees until standing upright. Pull shoulders back slightly if rounded. Repeat.

Comments

Throughout lift keep arms and back straight. Wider grip allows for slightly fuller range of motion (descent). Also see very similar Straight-back Stiff-leg Deadlift.

Classification

 Utility: Power
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Pull

Muscles

Dynamic

Static

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