The Romanian Deadlift is a basic exercise that works and builds size in the hamstrings, it adds thickness to the middle and upper thigh and also works the posterior chain.
If you are serious about building big and strong legs, you should definitely consider adding the Romanian Deadlift (RDL) to your workout routine. TRUST ME ON THIS, AS I AM A ROMANIAN AND I AM PROUD TO TELL YOU MORE ABOUT THIS!
Nicu Vlad the reason for which the flat-backed, semi-stiff legged barbell lift (with a form similar to a deadlift) came to be known as the Romanian deadlift.
As the story goes, he was seen by some American lifters doing the deadlifts in the Olympic training hall prior to either winning a medal, setting a world record or both. Since he is Romanian, the exercise got dubbed the Romanian deadlift, and that is the name most people know the exercise by.
As the exercise does not involve lifting the weight off the ground, it is not technically a deadlift, but rather a powerful compound accessory movement that strengthens the same muscles.
The romanian deadlift exercise is similar to the regular deadlift but differs because you keep your legs straight throughout the workout and bring the bar all the way to the ground at each rep.
HOW TO EXECUTE THE ROMANIAN DEADLIFT:
1.) Start off by placing a barbell in front of your feet on the ground and grabbing the barbell with a grip a bit wider than shoulder-width apart.
2.) Bend your knees slightly, keeping your hips and back straight.
3.) Lift the bar straight up concentrating on using your hips as you stand.
4.) When you are standing the bar should be resting against your thighs.
5.) Lower the bar to the floor with a slight bend in your knees flexing your hips back for stability.
6.) Repeat for as many reps and sets as desired.
Now go ahead and do that RDL (Romanian Deadlift)