romanian deadliftsInteresting piece about how romanian deadlifts can effect lower back strength (lumbar extension)

The most interesting point brought up is that romanian deadlifts can benefit from a strong lower back but they don’t make your back stronger. 

If anything, bio-mechanics analysis shows clearly that the extension of the lumbar spine while it’s loaded in this position, can be dangerous, we recommend sticking to regular deadlifts with a focus on solid technique. If you want a strong lumbar extension, you can also skip the deadlifts and instead train it directly as shown in our book about the v-cut (the lower back advice also applies to women) or by doing slow back raises.

You can read the full paper here