Romanian deadlift (RDL)

The common thing of deadlift is training of the so-called posterior chain. The posterior chain muscles are essential in both sports performance and also injury prevention. I like to introduce deadlift by first using a kettlebell, then trapbar and thirdly the barbell starting with romanian deadlift due to I thing it is the most easy to begin with. Later you can continue with other variations eg.  stiff legged, sumo and conventionel deadlift

How to

To perform the Romanian deadlift, stand with your feet hip-width apart and hold a barbell in front of your thighs. Bend your knees slightly, push your butt back, hinge forward from your hips and lower the bar down the front of your legs as far as your flexibility allows, (do not curve your spine), push your hips forward and stand back up. Here some of the video below for better understanding and explanations

Romanian deadlift 

KB Romanian deadlift

Romanian deadlift – more detailed