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Single Leg Deadlift

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Best Use For Improving Vertical Jump

Single leg deadlifts are great for building strength in the glutes, hamstrings, and core, as well as building balance and stability of the joints. Like most single leg exercises the balance component and the unilateral nature of the movement transfers over pretty well to running and jumping.

Technique Tips

The single leg deadlift is pretty straight forward to do but is actually harder than it looks. Hold a weight in front of you and raise your back foot off the ground. Keep the weight on your heels and your chest elevated. As you lower the weight swing your back leg up behind you.Return to the top and repeat.

In the video Mark is standing on a box. This makes the lift that little bit harder as you increase the range of motion of the lift.

Alternative Exercises

Some good alternatives to the single leg deadlift are

Snatch Grip Deadlift

Sumo Grip Deadlift

Trap Bar Deadlift

Barbell Deadlift

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