Elitefts™ Coach and Owner of The Spot Athletics J.L. Holdsworth explains the proper execution of the Romanian Deadlift.
In this edition of Friday Technique Video, JL Holdsworth discusses the Romanian deadlift. This lift is great for building overall athletic ability, developing motor patterns, and teaching the hip hinge to young athletes.
As an accessory exercise for the deadlift, it can also be used to increase hamstring, glute, and lower back strength. Like his pelvic tilt technique video, Holdsworth emphasizes that you must finish the lift by bringing your hips through and squeezing your glutes.
With a BA in Exercise Science from Wayne State, Masters work at University of Kentucky in Coaching, a USAW Level-1 coaching certificate and well over 20,000 hours of practical experience, JL Holdsworth is one of the most respected strength coaches in the industry.
As a competitive powerlifter. JL has posted a 905 pound squat, 775 pound bench press, and 804 pound deadlift. He has also competed in mixed martial arts and grip competition. He is the owner The Spot Athletics, where he works with athletes of all ages and sports disciplines.