Romanian Barbell Deadlift

  • HOW: The Romanian Barbell Deadlift is very similar to a traditional barbell deadlift, the only difference is is there is less knee bending and more hip bending. You’ll want to slightly bend the knees, and kept them at that angle throughout the entire exercise.
  • FEEL: You should feel your entire posterior chain working, but even more so your hamstrings working. Try to feel a hamstring stretch when you are lowering the bar.
  • COMPENSATION: Do you let your knees bend when lowering the barbell. Keep tension in your hamstrings the entire time. You may be limited on how far down you can go based on your hamstring length - which is fine.

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