How to do a Romanian deadlift
- Use an overhand grip to hold the bar at hip level.
- Draw your shoulders back and keep your spine straight.
- Push your hips back as you slowly lower the bar toward your feet.
- Press your hips forward to come into a standing position with the barbell in front of your thighs.
The Romanian deadlift targets your hamstrings more than standard deadlifts. You’ll also work your glutes and forearm flexors.