4 Strength Exercises That Boost Flexibility

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Romanian Deadlifts

Romanian deadlifts target the hamstrings and glutes by using a hip hinge followed by a hip extension. When performing the exercise correctly — hinging at the hips (pressing them back) as your torso tips forward toward the ground — the combination of resistance (the weight you’re lifting) and gravity (the downward movement), can lead to a nice stretch through the backs of your legs. When you feel the stretch, go ahead and reverse the movement, engaging your hamstrings and glutes to press your hips forward as you return to standing. 

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