barbell Romanian deadlift

 

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Set Up

Hold the bar in front of the body, take a deep breath into the belly and squeeze the lats tight by attempting to bend the bar and pull it apart.

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movement

Keep the knees relaxed and the feet flat on the ground as the hips move back.  Keep the bar as close to the thighs, knees, and shins as possible without touching.  Do not round the back during this movement or let the shoulders drop below the hips.

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finish

Stand up by squeezing the glutes.  Do not overextend the lower back when finishing the rep.