Single Leg RDL
- WHY: This exercise will not only reinforce how to move at the hips, but it is also a great glute and hamstring exercise for strengthening. In addition, it provides an extremely effective stretch to your hamstring muscles.
- HOW: Lift the back leg up, putting all your weight onto your front leg. Keeping your weight in the heel of your front foot, slowly push your hips back and perform a hip hinge. When you reach the bottom (as far down as you can go with keeping a neutral spine), squeeze your hamstrings and glutes and return to the start position.
- FEEL: You should feel an intense stretch in your hamstrings as you lower yourself down. You should feel your glutes and hamstrings doing the work to lift your body back to the starting position, not your lower back.