Stop Doing Your RDL's Wrong

The RDL is a great builder for your posterior chain, and specifically the deadlift. But I find a lot of lifters doing these improperly, or lacking intent.

Issues range from:

Forward knee travel (shifts the load from the posterior chain to the quads)

Poor control (the range of motion is different every rep)

Poor bracing (causing rounding)

A good RDL should look like:

No forward knee travel

Bar going to the same 'depth' every rep

Mid and Upper back locked in

Hips through on each rep

You should be able to RDLs with 70-80% of your max deadlift, even if you're a sumo puller. It may take time and effort to get there, but it will be worth it.

If you're struggling with patterning or control, try this:

 

cowboy-bar-home

Loading Comments... Loading Comments...