Exercise: Deadlift; Romanian Deadlift
Do: Warm up with the bar only. Set up with weight in heels, bar touching shins, chest lifted, shoulders directly above the bar. Pull first, straighten knees second. To lower, hinge at hips, then bend knees when bar is past them.
Don’t: lean forward with weight over toes and shoulders forward of the bar; don’t set up with the bar far away from your shins.
Easier: lift lighter weight
Harder: lift heavier weight
Do: Start in the upright position. Hinge at the hip to lower. Keep the bar close to the legs.
Don’t: lean forward with weight over toes; allow the back to round.