Posterior Chain Development
4️⃣ Benefits of the RDL
🔺Romanian Deadlifts increase mobility in your hips due to the straighter leg position.
🔺The RDL works your glutes and hamstrings more than a conventional Deadlift because the quads don't contribute as much.
🔺It improves dynamic flexibility, especially in your hamstrings and low back.
➡️(For those keeping score at home, while "mobility" refers to the range of motion at a specific joint, "flexibility: refers to a muscle's ability to lengthen, and "dynamic flexibility" refers to a muscle's ability to lengthen during athletic movements, such as a sprint.)
🔺Compared to the conventional Deadlift, the Romanian–also called "Stiff-Leg"–version focuses more on the hip hinge, which is an essential movement pattern all athletes must learn and master.