This exercise is great at challenging single leg hip stability while strengthening your posterior chain (hamstrings, gluteals and para-spinals) and abdominals (indirectly). Don’t be confused with the version where the weight is lifted off the floor between reps – that’s referred to as a Stiffleg Deadlift – two different exercises even though they look the
*How distance runners think they’ll look after spending some time in the gym* “I’m going to build extra massand run slower.” It’s not a very encouraging thought for most runners – but that’s what they fear will happen if they start lifting weights. With visions of huge muscle-bound men and women grunting while throwing chalk-covered
A few weeks back, I posted Posterior Chain Part I. Here is Part Two – the exercises. Remember, posterior chain exercises focus on strengthening the muscles we can’t see, typically the hamstrings, gluteals and low back extensors. Thanks to computers modern life, our posterior chain, particularly our glutes become weak and in some cases dormant.
One of my clients asked me this question today: “I put down below what I’ve been doing recently and was wondering if I’m doing sufficient work on the posterior chain.” Here is his list of exercises: Wheel Roll Out Anti Rotation Planks Bird Dog Bulgarian Split Squat Deadbug with Physio Ball Glute Bridge Reverse Lunge