Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift: 4 Steps To Mastering The Move


Single-Leg RDLs Aren't Easy

The hip hinge is a fundamental movement, and mastering it means you get to try new ways to hinge.

The single-leg Romanian deadlift tends to be a staple in many strength training programs, but it's a tough move to get right. 

For one, it requires a considerable amount of balance, coordination, and proprioception. 

Add in trunk stability, spine rigidity, and hamstring flexibility, and, you've got your work cut out for you. 

But single-leg movements are a cornerstone for stability and injury prevention. Don't skip them! 

Before you throw in the towel and decide wobbling your way through another SLRDL isn't in the stars, try these 4 progressions.

I recommend working through each of these over a series of 3-6 weeks, depending on your level of fitness. 

Add one to your weekly workout plan, and then move to the next when you've nailed it down. 

Split Stance Romanian Deadlift


  1. Grab a dumbbell or kettlebell that's a little...
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