<![CDATA[Today's WOD Romanian Deadlifts and Sprints SWOD 3 sets of : A. KB Floor Press x 10 30 sec rest B. RDL x 8 30 sec rest The Romanian deadlift is a deadlift variation that is begun from the hang position rather than from the floor. This exercise was originally used by weightlifters to improve performance in the competitive lifts but the RDL is not really as similar to any phase of the clean or the snatch as many believe.
It is, however, useful as a cross-training movement to develop specific musculature and specific movement schema. Just don’t think of it as “mimicking” any part of a clean or a conventional deadlift. With that in mind, it is an excellent movement and even if you are not interested in maximum strength or power, you can use the RDL as a part of your resistance training for training the posterior chain (and to help get a great butt and hamstrings).Note that the RDL does not start with the barbell on the floor. It actually “starts” with the barbell in the hang position which is a standing position with the barbell at the waist in a clean grip (regular pronated grip slightly wider than shoulder width). so you can place the barbell in a rack at just under waist height for convenience. If you don’t have a rack and you have to pick the barbell off the floor make sure to do it with a proper deadlift. If you are new to lifting…then do it carefully. Don’t bend over at the lumbar and just grab the thing. Use common sense.WOD 30 sec Chin Ups 30 Secs KB SDHP 200m Sprint 90 sec rest 4 Rounds (Chin Ups + SDHP for Score) ]]>