How to do a Medicine Ball Single Leg Romanian Deadlift

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About Medicine Ball Single Leg Romanian Deadlift

Sets Logged
109,162
Popularity Rank
466th
Difficulty
Intermediate
Hamstrings Strength
67 mSCORE 84th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

This exercise combines the balance challenge of a single-leg Romanian deadlift with the added resistance of a medicine ball. It targets the hamstrings, glutes, and lower back, improving balance, coordination, and unilateral strength.

  1. Grasp a medicine ball in both hands and stand with your weight on one foot with a slight bend in your knee.
  2. Keeping your core, glutes and hamstrings engaged, hinge at your hips to allow the medicine ball to slowly descend.
  3. Allow your opposite leg to swing out behind you as the medicine ball descends and your torso comes forwards. Keep your back toes pointed towards the floor.
  4. Pause once you feel a light stretch in your hamstrings and hold this position for a moment.
  5. Engage your glutes and hamstrings to hinge your hips forward and raise the medicine ball.
  6. Maintain good posture by keeping your core engaged, shoulders back and chest up. Keep your toes pointed at the ground as your back leg rises.
  7. You should feel this exercise in your glutes and hamstrings. You should not feel this exercise in your lower back.

Reps & Weight: How much to lift

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    8
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    10
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    1 Rep Max
    12.5
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  • intermediate
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    15
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