This Video is taken from my Sportsmans Body Weight Challenge.
Audio from Single Leg Deadlift with a Forward Reach Video
Okay, next on to the single leg dead lift with a forward reach.
Again, working the back on the body, the posterior chain as we call it, working into the gluts, the buttocks and the back, and also into the hamstrings.
This is how we do it.
So, we want to stand on one leg and you want a nice soft knee so the leg doesn’t want to be locked out.
From here, you are going to take the opposite leg back and you are going to reach the fingertips forwards.
Come back, change legs, same thing.
It is a nice sort of simple exercise but it can be a little bit more difficult for some people than it looks.
A good way to practice it is to have a wall in front of you and just keep moving yourself away til you can just about touch the wall with your fingertip as you stretch out. And that gives you something to aim for.
Try and keep your hips level and don’t let your hips open at the back as you lean forward. So don’t let your hips roll over. It is quite a common mistake for the hips to open up as you reach forward with the back leg.
That’s the single dead lift with a reach. Good exercise. Enjoy it.