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.
Let me know if you have any questions.
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