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Romanian Deadlift

If you want one of the best back workouts of your entire life, then consider the Romanian deadlift. This variation of the classic exercise is perfect for those who have a healthy back and want to improve it, particularly the lower back. However, those with a history of back problems or a potential for injury should avoid the Romanian deadlift, because it puts a greater strain on the lower back than if you were doing a regular deadlift. If you want to try out this terrific exercise here is what you need to know.

 

The Regular Deadlift

There are a few different ways that you can do a regular deadlift, but the standard is walking to the bar, bending down and grabbing it with your hands about shoulder width and then squatting down until your shins touch the metal. Straighten your back and then pull, making sure that you are paying attention to your form and to your breathing.

 

The Romanian Deadlift

The technique of the Romanian deadlift is a little different than the regular one. You need to do down and up without bending your legs, like this:

romanian deadlift

Square your shoulders because rounded shoulders can result in injury on this particular exercise.

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