different between sl deadlift &rdl

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whats the difference between romanian deadlifts and stiff-legged deadlifts?
 
Stiff-legged dl's are performed with legs kept completely straight (so as to give the hamstrings a maximum possible stretch). When doing a romanian dl, legs are bent when lowering the bar, but you're not actually squatting down as with a conventional deadlift. Does that make sense?
 
yeh , got it . thanks bro . how far down do u go ? till ur back is 90 degrees?
 
parallax86 said:
yeh , got it . thanks bro . how far down do u go ? till ur back is 90 degrees?
just before the bar touches the ground


also I think this will clear up the difference between the two:

romanian
romaniandead1.jpg


stiff-legged
deadlift1.jpg
 
none of the pics demonstrates a proper RDL!!!

RDL gives better stretch in the hamstring, check out pics in the stickis (exercise list)!
 
The block is uneccessary, but the lift is started from a pre-loaded position.
 
I've seen the same movement called "dimmel deadlifts" before. Is it the same thing Carnal?
 
No, a dimmel dead involves less ROM, is more explosive (thus lighter weights) and done for higher reps.
 
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