Romanian Deadlift

Romanian Deadlift

What muscles do Romanian Deadlift work?

 The Romanian Deadlift primarily works the following muscle groups:

  • Hamstrings (back of the thigh)
  • Glutes (buttocks)
  • Lower back (erector spinae)
  • Quads (front of the thigh)
  • Calves

Additionally, the Romanian Deadlift also engages the core muscles and grip strength, which helps to maintain stability and balance during the exercise.

How do you do a Romanian Deadlift?

 Here is a step-by-step guide on how to perform a Romanian Deadlift:

  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart holding a barbell in front of your thighs, with your palms facing down and your grip slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.

  • Keep your back straight, core engaged and bend at the hips, lowering the bar towards your shins.

  • Lower the bar as far as you can while maintaining a flat back and keeping the bar close to your legs.

  • Once you reach the bottom, pause and then slowly return to the starting position by driving through your hips and squeezing your glutes at the top.

  • Repeat for desired reps.

Note: it is important to maintain proper form and technique during the Romanian Deadlift to avoid injury and ensure the exercise is effective for your intended muscle groups. It is also recommended to start with lighter weights and gradually increase as you build strength and confidence in your form.