This week’s exercise comes from the combination of two things. One, I picked up a single leg squat stand from Perform Better a few backs. It has been a hit with clients so far since using the stand makes it much more comfortable on the elevated leg and foot as opposed to using a regular bench. So that’s great. Only problem is I wish you could do more than one exercise with the stand. Two, I love the single leg deadlift (SLDL) as a a lower body exercise to get at the glutes and hamstrings. The only problem with the SLDL is that sometimes it becomes a balancing act with people rather than a strength exercise. Problem solved. Take a look:
Now it doesn’t look exactly like an SLDL but it’s pretty damn close. Even if it’s not exactly an SLDL it’s still another great single leg lower body exercise targeting those under utilized glutes and hammies.