As you know I love hip thrusters( check out HERE). In my opinion this is one of the best exercises, you could do, in order to make your posterior chain stronger. But still, as each bilateral movement, hip thrusters, “allow” some cheating, by compensating for the imbalance between both legs, pushing more out of the stronger leg.
Personally, I have an imbalance between my left and right leg. My left leg is weaker, so I am emphasizing a lot on unilateral movements. One of the exercises, that I’ve been including lately, are one legged hip thrusters. Unique movement. It seems like a waste of time, but just as every other exercise, which looks easy from the sidelines, in reality it turns out really demanding when you go ahead and try it yourself.
My first experience with one legged hip thrusts was just another hit for my ego! 😉 I usually do bilateral hip thrusts, with 70-90kg., so I decided that I will do well with 40kg. on the single leg hip thrusts.
Well, my tries went like this: (more…)