Single-Leg Barbell Deadlift

The single-leg barbell deadlift is a dynamic, multi-joint exercise that increases balance and strength throughout the legs and the entire core.


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    Grab a barbell with an overhand grip and hold firmly in front of your thighs with arms fully extended. With your feet hip-width apart and your knees slightly bent, raise one foot slightly off the floor and hold it behind you.
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    Bend at your hips and lower your torso and the barbell towards the floor letting arms hang in front of your body. Pause, then raise your torso and the barbell back to the starting position without letting lifted foot touch the floor.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid letting the barbell move too far out in front of you. Keep it close to your body at all times.
  • Keep your back flat throughout the exercise to avoid injury.
  • Avoid moving by bending at the knees. Instead, focus on hinging at the hip and shifting your weight backwards during the movement.