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RDL Movement


For an RDL(romanian deadlift) movement, i saw a gif of a guy doing with without his back arched inward. Is this actually the proper way to do it? I know ive seen other movies/gifs with the back arched inward..like squats and the such.

What major difference would this impact anwyays--besides the potential injury?


You want your chest high and your ass out, basically the same posture as the deadlift/clean/etc. Rounding out your back usually comes from using too much weight and can cause injury to the lower back (hence the age-old saying "lift with your legs, not with your back").