-Tips For the Dumbbell Deadlift!-
Back in the day, I typically performed Stiff-Legged Deadlifts. You know, the exercise where all you basically do is stick out your butt as you lower your torso towards the floor. It’s always been one of those exercises that appealed more to women because it emphasizes the hams and butt. Back in the 90’s, this exercise could be found in virtually any muscle magazine, and typically a bleach-blonde chick wearing a thong leotard was demonstrating it (in full makeup, nonetheless)!
I don’t do Stiff-Legged Deadlifts these days. I’m more of a fan of RDL’s (Romanian Deadlifts) of all varieties. Both SLDL’s and RDL’s emphasize “hinging” of the hips, however, the RDL incorporates a little knee bend. There is actually more demand placed on the glutes when the knees are slightly bent!
A while back, one of my loyal readers requested I shoot a video for deadlifts! So Paul, this one’s for you! Here’s Yours Truly sharing a few helpful tips for the DB RDL!
I don’t have access to Olympic weights, therefore I use DB’s and KB’s for my deadlifts. I also perform deadlift movements with Superbands.
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