My training cues for RDLs - Hamstrings and Glutes!
Starting position RDL starts where at the same position where you lockout your deadlift. > Shift your body weight to the heels > Lats engaged all the time > Chest upright all the time Hip Hinging (most Important part of the RDLs, most people perform with incorrect form) > It’s time to push your BUTT BACK (maintaining a neutral spine) > Slowly lower the weight, breaking the posture at your hips simultaneously. > DO NOT BREAK AT YOUR KNEE (like you do in a normal deadlift) > Knee should not move forward Time to FEEL THE STRETCH (Hamstrings) Mind muscle connection plays a major role where you target your glutes and hamstrings. So, only think of your BUTT and hams while performing this exercise. Range of motion (ROM) The range of motion is highly individual and depends on your target muscles. > Anywhere between 30 to 60 degrees where you can feel the maximum stretch is your natural ROM > Anywhere beyond that point will train/damage more of your lumbar region (lower back) Finishing the movement > Finish pull the weight up and straight > Going back to the starting position > Tighten /Contracting your Glutes and Hamstrings at the top and repeat! Post your videos below for clarifications on your training form and posture. Got a questions? Comment below.