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Romanian Deadlift

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Type: Strength Main Muscle Worked: Hamstrings Other Muscles: Glutes Equipment: Barbell Mechanics Type: Isolation Level: Intermediate Sport: NoForce: Pull
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Romanian Deadlift Guide

Main Muscle: Hamstrings

  1. Hold a bar at hip level with a pronated (palms facing down) grip. Your shoulders should be back, your back arched, and your knees slightly bent. This will be your starting position.
  2. Lower the bar by moving your butt back as far as you can. Keep the bar close to your body, your head looking forward, and your shoulders back. Done correctly, you should reach the maximum range of your hamstring flexibility just below the knee. Any further movement will be compensation and should be avoided for this movement.
  3. At the bottom of your range of motion, return the starting position by driving the hips forward to stand up tall.

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May 18, 2016 2:38 AM: Make sure that the bar moves as close to your legs as possible, so you don't just bend, but moving the hips back.
Great exercise for hamstrings overall!

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May 15, 2016 11:59 AM: Really good exercise to start off your hamstrings on legday. I found that using a belt concentrates the hamstrings even more! Don't worry about not feeling it as much as lying leg curl. It's working!

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May 6, 2016 7:08 AM: I felt this workout more in my lower back than anywhere. Probably not doing proper form but I tried to mimic the instructional video

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Apr 19, 2016 12:37 PM: trying tonight, will take some form practice. to use to bending the leg when thinking about the leg working.

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9/10

Feb 10, 2016 12:56 AM: This is an excellent exercise that isolates the hamstrings very well and really works. It also hits the lower back and abdominals.

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