I start this topic that deals with these two excercises and i will focus on a few issues/questions.
1)What are the different muscle groups that one works and the other doesn’t?
2)When and how do you incorporate these excercises(reps, volume, training day, etc.)?
3)What is the strength relation between them for you? How stronger are you on the regular deadlift compared to the Romanian version?
4)Do you use straps when you perform them? If so, how much less would you manage to lift going “raw” without strap support?
I mostly use Romanian Deads without any strap support, so my grip fails alot before i reach failure(my grip strength has improved alot though over time, with my personal best on Romanians being 175kgx5). My usual rep range lies between 3-7 and i often go slow, especially on the negative part.
Volume varies between 2-5 sets, performed on the leg day. Rarely when switching to high volume training, i train them separately, combined with regular deadlifts and trap and side delt excercises.