Focus 1: Deadlifts vs Romanian Deadlifts
Focus 2: Kettlebell Swings (Russian, Single-Arm, and Walking)
Workout: Walking KB Swings, Russian Twist, & Sit-Ups
Thinking that there’s no difference would be dead wrong.
We’ll prove it to you in this week’s Base Camp as we focus in on the difference between the Deadlift and Romanian Deadlift (aka “RDL”). Focus will be on proper form, technique, common cues, common mistakes and how to avoid them, and why a good RDL is essential for a good kettlebell swing, which, oddly enough, we’ll also be reviewing in a few variations.
Specifically, class will include:
To review before class, we highly recommend checking out the following on proper set-up for the Deadlift, Romanian Deadlift (referred to as a “Stiff-Legged Deadlift”) and KB Swings:
Proper Deadlift, video by Mark Rippetoe
Romanian Deadlift (“Stiff Legged Deadlift), notes and video from Catalyst Athletics
Improving Your Kettlebell Swing, article from Tabata Times