Romanian Dead Lift

This is an exercise similar to the regular dead lift and strengthens the hamstring, calves, quadriceps and gluts.


  1. Place a barbell in front of your feet on the ground.
  2. Grasp the barbell with a grip a bit wider than shoulder width apart.
  3. Bend your knees slightly, keeping your hips and back straight.
  4. Lift the bar straight up concentrating on using your hips as you stand.
  5. Stand with the bar resting against your thighs.
  6. Lower the bar to the floor with a slight bend in your knees flexing your hips back for stability.

Exercise images by Everkinetic.