Are You Doing These Exercises to Get Tighter Butt and Strong Legs?

Continue ReadingAre You Doing These Exercises to Get Tighter Butt and Strong Legs?

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If you read my blog, you know how much I insist on working out for the lower body! Some time ago I wrote an article about the Chicken Legs Syndrome, which is a really “dangerous disease”. 😉

If you have been training for a while, I hope that you already incorporate squats and deadlifts in your training program and I do not need to remind you of their importance for a strong and healthy body!

Today I want to focus on unilateral exercises for the lower body ( or in other words single leg work). For the past 6 months, single leg work is a big part of my training program and I think that this has helped a lot for my progress.

More often than not, people neglect single leg work, first because these exercises are not so popular and  second, because they are a little more challenging, because they require a lot more balance and coordination.

Let me first share the positive sides of single leg work and then I will explain you how I incorporate them in my workouts and which single leg exercises are on my top list!

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The Single Leg Deadlift-Why to Do It and How to Do It?

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I’ve been incorporating a lot of one legged movements in my training program- pistols, one legged deadlift, bulgarian split squat. Personally I’ve had bad ankle injury and that made my right leg a lot weaker than the left leg. Thus, sometimes when I do back squats, I catch myself pushing more on my left heel than on the right one. That is why I think one legged movements are a really good way to put an even load on both legs- that will make your weaker leg work as much as the stronger one.

When the movement is performed on just one leg, this requires a really good balance and coordination, which contributes to the need of incorporating this exercises in your training program..

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