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Opinion: Can We Stop Mixing Up the Romanian Deadlift and Stiff-Leg Deadlift?

This is something I see all the time on social media: A well-intentioned but under-informed fitness content creator on TikTok or Instagram or YouTube Shorts demonstrating a Romanian deadlift (RDL) and calling it a stiff-leg deadlift (SLDL). Or the other way around. Or, worse yet, saying they’re interchangeable. They aren’t. Sure, there are bigger fish to fry in…