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Technique Tuesday - The Romanian Deadlift




Muscles worked


. Glutes

. Hamstrings

. Lower Back

. Upper Back


Technique cues


  1. Bend at the hips - not the spine

  2. Keep the hips high throughout - do not increase knee bend too much

  3. Keep knees slightly bent throughout

  4. Keep upper back tight throughout - imagine holding a newspaper in your arm pits

  5. Before shoulders drop and upper back releases - come back up through the movement

  6. Maintain neutral spine throughout - look towards the floor

  7. Keeps knee straight or outwards slightly - do not allow them to rotate inwards

  8. Keep the barbell close to the body throughout


Ways to make it harder

  1. Increase repetitions

  2. Increase weight

  3. Slow the movement down

  4. Pause at the bottom


Super tip


To make this exercise really difficult and develop the glutes more, try pulling the floor apart with your feet throughout the whole movement.



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