Single Leg Exercises | A Must For Strength & Stability

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Single Leg Exercises

Single leg exercises have multiple benefits which include:

  1. Stability
  2. Balance
  3. Coordination
  4. Strength
  5. Fix Muscular Imbalances

Training unilaterally (one limb at a time) can be especially beneficial for athletes because you need to be able to transfer weight accordingly. Additionally, most athletes have to generate power off of one leg for different movements such as jumping. Training with single leg exercises will help prepare athletes for movements where they are taking off from one leg.

Another benefit of single leg exercises is that it can help to decrease the risk of injury. You can control the volume and weight for each leg which can help fix muscular imbalances.

Develop single leg strength and stability with this workout

1: Single leg deadlifts, 3-4 sets x 8-12 reps.

2: Single leg box jumps, 3-4 sets 6-8 reps.

3: One side weighted lunges, 3-4 sets 6-8 reps.

4: Deadbug.

deadbug ab exercise

See a detailed overview of exercises in the video below

Single Leg exercises are not only beneficial for athletes, but all lifters. You can get various levels of muscle activation with less spinal loading. Plus, if you are weaker at single leg exercises, improvements in strength will translate to bilateral exercises.

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