Hip hinge: Romanian deadlift

A weight-bearing hip hinge exercise involving the posterior chain of muscles.

  • standing, spine neutral, maintaining proper foot position and lower extremity alignment
  • gently “spread the floor” to create some lateral hip stability
  • keeping the spine neutral “hinge” or flex forward at the hips while posteriorly translating the pelvis
  • maintain appropriate loading through the feet
  • return to the start position
  • repeat as needed