[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTzAsB3glFs]Continuing in our recent focus on the squat and deadlift is this thought: the squat and the deadlift are not leg movements; they are hip movements. When performed correctly they use all the muscles of the hip structure and place little stress on the knee. The Squat and the Romanian Deadlift (RDL) are also similar in two other ways. 1. They begin in the upright position. 2. The movement is initiated by the hip breaking and the glutes coming … [Read more...] about It’s all in the hips…
Pete is a former college lineman and heavy lifter. We're in the process of rehabbing Pete's form after some devastating injuries. He's making great progress but we still have a ways to go. We corrected it that day, but anybody wanna take a stab at what's wrong with this Romanian Deadlift and why? … [Read more...] about What’s wrong with this picture?
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0m4kKu6rUw] Pedro nails a 225# Romanian Deadlift. When he started earlier this year he was doing sets with 42#! Think his back is a just a wee bit stronger and more resistant to injury? … [Read more...] about Strong like Romanian bull!
Neesha's extra long femurs are a perfect example of how anthropometric differences affect form. They're also a perfect example of why the expertise of a qualified strength coach who can spend quality time perfecting your form is so important. If you want the best results, you have to perform tough, complex movements. And if you want to do them safely and effectively, you need a top-notch trainer. … [Read more...] about Anthropo-what?
Coach John is featured in this week's stltoday.com Trainer Tip video teaching the Romanian Deadlift. A strong, healthy back is the foundation of all daily and sporting activities; learn how develop one! Photo courtesy of Harry Jackson, Jr. … [Read more...] about Coach John Seiler in stltoday.com Trainer Tip video
Just like Elizabeth but sub 225# RDL's for 135# cleans. RDL's (Romanian Deadlifts) are a fantastic posterior chain movement, a great lower-intensity movements to sub for deadlifts every other week, and the best learning tool to teach our athletes how to load the lower back before we move them to standard deadlifts. … [Read more...] about RDL-izabeth