Video: Sean Waxman – Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Romanian Deadlift

The Romanian deadlift, or RDL, is an excellent exercise for strengthening the entire posterior chain. Here are few tips to make sure you do it right.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Every Wednesday we will be featuring a new Olympic weightlifting video from Sean Waxman of Waxman's Gym. Brush up on your technique and learn some coaching tips from a world-class coach.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Every Wednesday we will be featuring a new Olympic weightlifting video from Sean Waxman of Waxman's Gym. Brush up on your technique and learn some coaching tips from a world-class coach.

This week's video features the Romanian deadlift, an exercise drill to work the muscles in the posterior chain. This version of the deadlift is performed with the knees in an unlocked position. Make sure you don't lose the arch in your lower back at the bottom of this movement.