Quick Fix – Romanian Deadlift

Quick Fix – Romanian Deadlift

Simple solutions to widespread exercise errors

The Flaw: Lowering the bar too far and rounding the lower back, a lumbar injury in the making.

The Fix: Don’t concern yourself with reaching a certain point on your shins. Instead, lower the bar as far as you can while keeping your back flat, whether that ends up being mid-shin or just below the knees. Greater flexibility will come with practice.

The Flaw: Locking out the knees.

The Fix: Your legs should stay straight, but not completely extended. Keep a slight bend in the knees to take some tension off the lower back and better engage the hamstrings.

The Flaw: Lowering the bar too far out in front of the legs.

The Fix: Slide the bar straight down your legs so it practically brushes against you. To make this happen, initiate the movement by pushing your hips back as you lower the bar.

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2 responses to “Quick Fix – Romanian Deadlift

  1. Thank you for sharing these tips. As İ have uneven hips İ didn’t do bilateral deadlifts for a while. Now that my muscle imbalances decrease I have started doing them. Your tips are a great reminder on proper form. Xoxo

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