I’ve been trying to do Romanian Deads as part of my routine, but I don’t really feel it much in my hamstrings, and my grip seems to go before I even get any decent posterior chain workout.
On the other hand, when I use the stiff-leg dead, I feel it almost exclusively in my hams, but I’m not sure if I’m doing them right, or if what I thin are stiff-legs, are more like Romanian.
Here is a video of a while back when I was doing stiff leg deads:
I have a very slight bend in my knees, but my arms (and the weight) don’t go forward as much as I’ve seen demonstrated for a stiff-leg dead.
When I do Romanian deads, there is a little more bending in my knees, and the bar only goes about an inch past my knees before I go back up.
My question is, does it look more like stiff-leg deads or Romanian deads in the video?
And, is anyone else finding that they aren’t getting much of a workout from Romanian deads?