Romanian Dead Lift Exercises

An alternative to the traditional dead lift, emphasising 
the hip exterior muscle group and stabilising the back
while strengthening the hamstrings and glutes.

    Coaching Points

    • Stand with your shoulders hip width apart and a slight bend in your knee.
    • Retract your shoulder blades back and pull the shoulders down towards your hip – this will elevate the chest. Maintaining this throughout the exercise will ensure the weight stays close to you.
    • Begin the lift by pushing your hips back and up, do not bend your knees.
    • You must keep your back straight throughout the lift.
    • At the bottom of the lift with the bar around knee height, return to the start position.
    • When performing this exercise, I want you to imagine you are shutting a door with your backside.