THE SINGLE LEG DEADLIFT (HECK, JUST DEADLIFTS IN GENERAL FOR THAT MATTER) ARE ONE OF OUR FAVORITE MOVEMENTS TO USE WHEN HELPING OUR ATHLETES GET BACK TO NORMAL.
It’s a versatile movement that can be progressed (made more difficult) and regressed (made easier) in a hundred different ways.
Single leg deadlifting is also stuffed with loads of benefits for physical health and performance, including but not limited to: single leg stability & balance, hamstring strength, gluteus & pelvic control, running-specific form focus, and “functional” value (any golfers out there ever picked up a golf ball from the green?).
Like any other exercise, however, the single leg deadlift comes along with a fair amount of complaints — the chief of which is usually either low back pain or upper hamstring strain.
AT LIMITLESS, WE HAVE FOUND OVER THE YEARS THAT SLAPPING A BANDAID ON THESE ISSUES (LIKE “JUST REST” OR “GET SOME TREATMENT”) DOESN’T GIVE A LONG-TERM FIX. SO WE MADE A VIDEO FOR ALL OF YOU THAT GOES OVER A COUPLE OF THE MOST COMMON FAULTS OF THE SINGLE LEG DEADLIFT — BUT, MOST IMPORTANTLY, THIS VIDEO WILL GIVE YOU THE EXACT TRICK THAT WE USE WITH OUR PATIENTS TO FIX SINGLE LEG DL FORM ONCE AND FOR ALL.
I hope you enjoy and if you do, please check out the rest of our YouTube channel for more!
00:55 – the BIGGEST fault that most athletes have with this movement01:46 – the first common mistake we see02:06 – the second most common SL deadlift mistake…