Romanian Deadlifts – Kettlebell Exercise Guide with Photos


Exercise Advice: Take a shoulder width stance, hold a kettlebell with both hands and let it hang down in front of you with an overhand grip (palms facing in). Slowly bend down while keeping a slight bend in your knees and lower the kettlebell to the bottom position. Make sure to avoid arching your back or rolling your shoulders during the movement. This exercise is a little different from the stiff-leg deadlifts because of the flex in your knees. Slowly rise up to the starting position and repeat.



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  1. Anwar Qureshi on

    Thank you ShapeFit for providing this exercise, but can you explain which body parts it is used for?

    • ShapeFit

      Hi Anwar – The Romanian deadlift is an excellent exercise that primarily targets the hamstrings (muscles on the back of the thighs). The secondary muscle group it engages is the lower back which is excellent for developing your core. You can use it as part of your overall leg workout by doing 8-12 repetitions per set for a total of 3-4 sets.

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