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.
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