Dumbbell Romanian Deadlift

In the image below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients demonstrating a dumbbell romanian deadlift.  This is a variation on the traditional romanian deadlift which involves the individual holding the barbell.  The benefit of using a dumbbell is that the weight can be centred directly over ones base of support and kept as close to their centre of gravity as possible.  For those individuals looking to add a romanian deadlift into their routine, often this variation is a great place to start to teach the movement pattern with some light load.  The romanian deadlift is slightly different to the traditional deadlift as the individual is asked to perform the pattern with a partial bent knee (not locked stiff, but encouraging a more dominant hip hinge pattern) and therefore loads the gluteals and hamstrings.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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