The Band-Resisted Single Leg RDL

Single Leg RDLYep, following up on my last post, I’ve got yet another single leg training variation for you to try out.
I don’t come up with these just for the sake of it. Necessity is the mother of invention and the fact is I’ve trained a lot of clients, over a lot of sessions, and finding new tweaks to common exercises simply comes with the territory when you need to work with limited equipment, limited space, around injuries, or find new techniques to make clients better understand or better “feel” exercises, and to find variety to keep enthusiasm high.
Plus, I simply have an inquisitive mind and like to take common practices and see if I can find a way to make them even more effective or more suitable to my needs.
Very often this doesn’t pan out. Those are all the times you don’t see a new video or new blog post. Occasionally, something seems to work well. So I try it out some more, then try it with clients, then collaborate with other colleagues and refine it a little more if we can, and then we come out the other side with another proven training method. And as trainers, adding useful new tools to our methodological toolbox is the name of the game.

So on to today’s exercise: The band-resisted single leg RDL.

I highly doubt this is a truly new variation. I just took the time to analyse it a little deeper and explain why I think it works well and when I’ve found it works best.

Check out the video and let me know what you think in the comments section below.


Thoughts, questions, hate mail, or anything I missed? Feel free to drop a comment below. And of course, sharing this article will naturally help you jump the queue in your wait for karmic justice to start paying out.  

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