Balancing Resistance Training with Sport Practice Demands – Appreciating the RDL for In-Season Strength Training

by Benjamin Gregg Durbin, CSCS and Michael Libruk
NSCA Coach May 2021
Vol 8, Issue 1

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This article examines why the Romanian deadlift (RDL) provides a suitable in-season strength training application, explores the interlinked relationship between the demands of practice and resistance training, and identifies how the RDL functions with other lower-extremity exercises.

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Strength & Conditioning Coach, Iowa State University

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