The Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift is one of the best exercises in the whole wild, wild world.
Not only is it a great exercise for the hamstrings and glutes, the lower back gets a good deal of stimulus as well. By using one leg instead of two your getting the same stimulus with half the weight. Thus, saving your spine from excessive loading and compression.
By going to one leg from two you are also throwing off your balance. When you challenge balance more muscles are then engaged for the exercise.
As you can see, I don't have to do much weight for it to be challenging.
The key to balance is Strength. In order to get the most out of this exercise you must perform the reps slowly. This allows you to maintain your balance and strengthen your entire body.
Try it out and let me know what you think!
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