Hit your hamstrings (back of thigh) and glutes…modified.
Love them for getting you stronger, love them for shaping your glutes and hamstrings – or rather, your backside.
In the video above I demo an alternate way to do a single leg deadlift.
Why single leg?
In life we spend a Lot of time on one leg. Let’s train it.
Why modify it?
Most of the women I see have a difficult time getting the proper positioning and instead of working and feeling this move in their butt and hamstrings, they feel it in their back. Using a glider or paper plate will help you get the correct movement pattern so you get the most bang for your exercise buck.
Brace your core/abs.
Straight back, think long in your back.
Don’t let your back round up or super arch.
I demo holding a weight in the goblet position. Try it without any weight at first.
Keep your hips higher than your knees.
Push your leg back, keeping it straight.
Imagine you have to ring a doorbell on the wall behind you using your butt. Push the bell hard enough to ring!
You should feel a stretch in (the back of) your NON-moving leg.
At the point, stand up using the stationary leg, keeping the opposite foot/toe on a glider or paper plate.
Stand up tall, straightening the stationary leg fully.