Ski Exercises: Romanian Deadlift

22nd June 2016 | OnTheSnow Staff

Romanian Deadlift with Heather McPhie. - ©Dan Kasper

Romanian Deadlift with Heather McPhie.

Copyright: Dan Kasper

Romanian Deadlifts (RDLs) are a significant exercise for developing maximum strength in the posterior chain, consisting of the hamstrings, glutes and back, which are crucial because downhill skiers are usually in a flexed position, leaning forward from the hips. Developing strength in the posterior chain is very important for preventing ACL injuries, especially in female athletes.


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