Are you that person who hates training your legs? Trembles when you see a large amount of wall balls or back squats on the menu?
Or are you that who frequently gets nagging injuries in the low back, hips, or legs? The annoying ones you just can’t seem to shake.
What if I told you there’s something you can do to improve your leg strength (without doing the movements above) and decrease your injury rate?
Would you be up for the challenge?
Single-leg (SL) training exercises have long been one of the keys to strong and balanced leg muscles. The benefits are far reaching and well worth the time you put into plugging some of these exercises into your regular routine.
- Nicer Butt
- Increases Glute/Hamstring Strength
- Creates Balanced Strength
- Improves Hip Function
- Lowers Risk of Injury
Single Leg Exercises
- SL Balance
- SL Wall Reach
- SL Glute Bridge
- SL Box Squat
- SL Hamstring Curl (Stability Ball)
- SL Deadlift (BB or KB/DB)
- Step Up (BB or KB/DB)
- Bulgarian Split Squat
- Barbell Split Squat
- Lateral Lunge (BB or KB/DB)
- Walking Lunge (BB or KB/DB)
- Alternating Forward Lunge (BB or KB/DB)
- Alternating Reverse Lunge (BB or KB/DB)
- Sled Push/Pull
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to put some of these into your routine (if you haven’t already). Adding two or three of these exercises into your regimen twice a week will go a long ways. Start by doing 3 sets of 8-12 repetitions with 1-2 minutes rest between sets – then get creative with your rep schemes, sets, and tempo.
Get to work!