Stand with your feet hip-width apart while holding a pair of dumbbells in front of your thighs. Point your toes straight ahead while keeping your back arched, knees stationary, and shoulder blades retracted.
Begin to lower your body, bending at the hip as you lower the dumbbells down your thighs and shins. As you lower, you’ll feel a slight stretch in your hamstring.
Briefly pause, then bring your trunk back up to the starting position, sliding the dumbbells back up your shins and thighs.
Romanian deadlifts burn a ton of calories by demanding effort from multiple muscles, making this a great way to strengthen your hips while toning your glutes.
Hayden is a multi-certified Personal Trainer, Strength Coach, and the Co-Founder of the SHOCK App. He has been published in some of the top Health and Fitness Magazines and has worked with celebrities, models, fitness competitors, five first-round NFL draft picks, and over twenty professional athletes.