RDL + Squat

Learn how to perform this deadlift to squat combo correctly with instructions and video guide by SHOCK Trainer, Ashley Steele!

How to RDL + Squat

Primary Muscles: Legs,  Glutes

Exercise Families: Deadlift,  Squat

Equipment: Dumbbell

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart holding a pair of dumbbells in front of your thighs. 

  2. Push the hips back to lower the dumbbells down your thighs and shins. You'll feel a slight stretch in your hamstring. Briefly pause, bring the torso to the standing position, sliding the dumbbells back up the shins and thighs.

  3. Squat back and down, keeping your knees aligned with your toes as you lower toward the ground.

  4. Hold the squat position briefly, and push through the hips to drive the body to the standing position. Repeat the deadlift and squat combination for the specified amount of repetitions.

  5. You should feel this working the glutes, hamstrings, hips, and thighs.

Alternative Exercises:

RDL Squat + Curl & Press  Barbell Deadlift

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