Does your job or lifestyle require you to sit down for long periods of time? Are you a runner training for a race? Then the Romanian Deadlift exercise is definitely for you as it focuses completely on strengthening the hamstrings and glute muscles. Sitting for long periods of time can cause these muscles to weaken, leading to a number of issues such as lower back pain and muscle imbalances. For runners muscle imbalances are something you would want to avoid as much as possible, so be sure to include the Romanian Deadlift into your resistance training to strengthen those hammies!
The Romanian Deadlift can be done using a VIPR (as shown), Dumbbells, Weighted bar or Kettlebells.
A little note on technique make sure you have a straight back, bending forward from the hips leading with the chest with a very slight bend in the knees.
Start light with the weight and gradually progress every 4 weeks, 3sets of 10 – 12 reps would be a great starting point.
Give it a try and don’t forget to stretch it out afterwards!