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Single Leg Deadlift


Description: Single Leg Deadlifts strengthen your lower back muscles, your glutes and your hamstrings. These are all muscles that are extremely important in your golf swing to help maintain good posture, remain stable and create force. Perform these to help improve your swing, but also to protect your back from injury and prolong your career.

Summary:
  1. Stand erect with your feet together holding a dumbbell in each hand. (Note: This can be done with a weight only in one hand as well.) Let your arms hang straight with the dumbbells in front of your thighs. Be sure to use a good starting weight with which you can maintain good form and control.
  2. Next, bow forward letting one leg kick behind you. Keep the leg you are kicking back straight and the supporting leg slightly bent. Lower down until the dumbbells reach the floor if possible. Keep your back nice and straight.
  3. To finish the exercise return to your starting position by straightening your supporting leg and raising your back. Keeping good balance is a must with this exercise and that's why it's important to not over due it with the weight. use something you can handle.
  4. Go down on the count of 3 and up on the count of 1. Try 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions with each leg and increase weight weekly or as soon as possible.
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