We’re hitting a new movement today – the single leg Romanian deadlift. While the name is long winded, it’s not the most complicated thing you’ve done here (though it will take a little practice to keep it together).
Let’s break it down piece by piece. The “Romanian Deadlift” is essentially a “good morning” or hip hinge drill that we do regularly, only instead of the bar on our back, we’re holding it in front of us like we would do in a deadlift. This means that we’ll pick the bar up with a regular deadlift but the bar won’t touch the floor again until all of our reps are done. If the bar hits the floor each rep, you’re doing something wrong (either rounding your back or dropping your hips instead of just hinging).
With that settled, all we need to do is pick up one foot (after the initial deadlift) to make it “single leg”. This can be a great movement for training our unilateral strength and stability (with a posterior chain focus) and can help us recruit better kinetic chains when we run. So be patient, and definitely don’t expect to be lifting your regular deadlift numbers…
Single Leg Romanian Deadlift
20 burpees to target