Thursday, September 1, 2011

One Leg-Deadlift

The one leg-deadlift is a great core and lower body exercise. As a matter of fact, many people aren't aware that the deadlift can be performed without weights (instead of lifting a barbell/dumbbell, you're lifting your leg). Stand up then lower your upper body and raise one leg at the same time (repeat on the other side). You can perform the movement either in a stiff-legged or bended stance. This exercise is fairly advanced and requires good core strength and stability (make sure you do it in a controlled manner). Do four alternating sets of 8-12 reps. If done right, this deadlift variant will work your hamstrings, glutes, calves, quads and entire core.

Pros:
  • Can be performed anywhere.
  • Works the entire leg and core
Cons:
  • None.
1/ Stand up

2/ Lower upper body and raise leg at the same time