They are a good variation of the Romanian or traditional deadlifts. I am a big fan of incorporating spilt stance exercises into training. They are great for functionality and helping with athletic performance. In sport, people are often having to run, jump, move, turn, change direction. Split stance exercises can help generate power and force from one leg to another and help improve coordination, balance, mobility and performance
Split stance deadlift variations target posterior chain muscles (hamstrings, glutes, erector spinae, traps, external obliques) and it is a good exercise to help progress people to the Single Romanian Deadlift.
The difficulty of this exercise can be made by adjusting stance.
The RDL version can be done with a barbell or dumbbells. Just a barbell would be better for the deadlift version.
Jamie Miller- Personal Trainer
UK Fitness Personal Training
Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Training