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BG5150
11-25-2005, 10:04 AM
What is the difference between Romanian deadlifts and regular ones? All the descriptions I've seen from both of them seem very similar.

Since I am, like, the only one in my gym who deadlifts, no help there...

Thanks in advance for your help.

Built
11-25-2005, 10:41 AM
Regular, off-the-floor deadlift:
http://www.exrx.net/AnimatedEx/ErectorSpinae/BBDeadlift.gif

Little movie of RDL here: http://www.muscletech.com/TRAINING/HUGE_HAMSTRINGS/index.shtml

BG5150
11-25-2005, 10:45 AM
So, it looks like RDL's don't touch the floor and regular ones do?

Pats Fan
11-25-2005, 12:04 PM
So, it looks like RDL's don't touch the floor and regular ones do?


Correct - RDLs, depending upon flexibility, can go anywhere from just below knees, to approx 1/2 of the way b/w knees and ankles. Regular deads, IMO, put the weight down for a couple of seconds b/w each rep, on the floor.

debussy
11-25-2005, 06:23 PM
That's half correct. Just remember that you need to push your ass back as far as you can until you really feel a stretch in your hamstrings. That's the reason why you shouldnt be hittin the floor on these.

Oh yeah, your knees should be bent slightly only.

Built
11-25-2005, 06:26 PM
Yep. I hum "Baby Got Back" while I do these ... drag the weight up and down along your body.

Nails
11-26-2005, 12:24 AM
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/issa63.htm

That's a good explanation to read through. You don't want to hinge at your knees like on regular dls, just keep the bar close to your body and push your ass back as others have said.

Manveet
11-26-2005, 03:26 PM
The primary difference between a regular dead and an RDL is that there is almost no quad drive with the rdl.

Ji Yang
11-28-2005, 11:37 PM
I found RDL and good mornings are quite similar.... Who can give some advice?

SkinnySadMan
11-29-2005, 12:52 AM
Hmmm, my toes kinda come off the ground and lose my balance almost when I push my ass back too much when doing RDL's, it's the only way I can really feel that stretch.

I guess I gotta revise my form.... *uuuggghhh*.

MixmasterNash
11-29-2005, 11:48 AM
I found RDL and good mornings are quite similar.... Who can give some advice?
Yes, they should be!

97muscle
11-29-2005, 11:57 AM
Thanks for starting this thread, I have wondered this same thing for a while.

muscleup
11-29-2005, 01:49 PM
Hmmm, my toes kinda come off the ground and lose my balance almost when I push my ass back too much when doing RDL's, it's the only way I can really feel that stretch.

I guess I gotta revise my form.... *uuuggghhh*.

If you are using the RDL for Ham work, then:
Straighten your legs to make it a SLDL and you 'should' feel more of a stretch.

SkinnySadMan
11-29-2005, 03:28 PM
Some of you guys might find this article interesting.

RDL vs. SLDL

http://www.t-nation.com/findArticle.do?article=250heavy2

-TIM-
11-29-2005, 04:38 PM
Thanks for starting this thread, I have wondered this same thing for a while.New to me as well. Definitely a good read.