The Romanian Deadlift is a fantastic exercise because it:
- Teaches the often neglected functional bending pattern
- Strengthens everything from the lower hamstrings up to the spinal erectors
- Builds a nice butt (if you’re into that sort of stuff)
However, like with most bigger lifts, there is also a risk involved if your form isn’t perfect.
The Romanian Deadlift, done properly, will create a strong posterior chain, and help to bullet-proof your back from injury.
Done with poor form, like the rounded low back of the adorable toddler in the headline photo… say hello to a disc herniation.
Todays video covers the finer points of mastering this exercise and reaping all the benefits without the risks.
As usual, if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments sections below.
Next weeks video will be a power progression of the bending pattern – The Kettlebell Swing. So stay tuned!