single leg romanian deadlift

3 Reasons Why You Should Do The Single Leg Romanian Deadlift

The single leg Romanian deadlift is one of my absolute favorite exercises. It’s a whole body, complete, functional exercise that can be used for rehabilitation, as well as strength and conditioning purposes alike. While not utilized as commonly in strength and conditioning realms, it’s quite a popular exercise in the physical therapy world due to its ability to work the entire lower extremity posterior chain, while simultaneously challenging one’s balance.

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gluteus maximus and medial knee collapse

The Importance of the Gluteus Maximus and its Unusual Role in Medial Knee Collapse

Medial knee collapse, also known as knee valgus, is when the knee collapses or falls inward during any sort of weight bearing activity, like a squat, during gait, or during sport specific movements like cutting. Knee valgus is characterized by hip adduction and hip internal rotation in a flexed hip position. This position of the knee is most commonly associated with a non-contact mechanism of injury of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), and occurs in the running or jumping athlete during the deceleration phase of a cutting movement.

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