Uploaded on May 23, 2013 by G_John
Purpose: The rear food elevated split squat (Romanian Dead Lift) is a strengthening exercise of the quadriceps and gluteals. Moreover, this exercise helps lengthen the hip flexors of the back leg, which are commonly tight in students (from excessive sitting). This exercise also helps strengthen opposing legs with their legs apart, common in flutter kicking.
Directions: Put your back foot on a surface approximately knee height with your toes pointed. Next, hold onto an object and hop your front foot out as far as possible. Lower your body weight down and back, while keeping your hip, knee, and ankle in a straight line. Then, return to the standing position.
For strength development, perform 8 - 12 repetitions.