To practice the Hip Hinge, begin standing with your feet hip width apart and slightly turned out. Place the back of your hands behind you, resting on your lower back. Push your pelvis straight back as you unlock your knees and fold into the crease of your hips. Bend your knees softly to accommodate this posture, pausing when you feel a stretch in the back of your legs. Your spine should always remain neutral, as if you were standing naturally. Using the power of your legs, push away from the ground to stand tall. Get comfortable with the Hip Hinge, then begin to add weight to perform a Romanian Deadlift. Start with a light load, holding each weight tight to the side of your body for shoulder stability. Ease into a Hip Hinge position with a neutral spine, pausing at the bottom of this movement. Your weights should skim down the outside of your legs to land just in front of your shins. Inhale as you descend, exhale as you push back to standing. Maintain an active core throughout each deadlift and keep tension in your shoulders by gripping each weight tightly.