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Romanian Deadlift Question

So, I read up on Romanian Deadlifts, and I think I have good form. I feel a nice pull in my hamstrings - that is, until I go above about 275lbs. Over that limit, I feel like I can still do the motion with good form, but I don’t feel that pull on my hamstrings. Does that mean my form is breaking down? Should I always feel that pull in my hams?

I’m guessing your back is arching and you don’t know it. When you’re pulling heavy, I doubt you’re quite as aware of form.

[quote]t3h_Squirr3l wrote:
I’m guessing your back is arching and you don’t know it. When you’re pulling heavy, I doubt you’re quite as aware of form.[/quote]

This is more than likely 100% spot on if you can get a video of yourself or have a trusted partner watch you and be honest.

Try and sit back into it use the hams and glutes and keep the back tight.

Yeah, I suspected as much - just wanted to make sure. I’ll have someone check my form. Thanks for the responses. BTW, does anyone know around what % of my 1 rep Deadlift I should be able to do Romanian DL?

try switching things up with the 1-leg RDL, assuming you aren’t a powerlifter.