CrossFit is a program based on intensity with a variety in modalities, movements and time domains. Even with all that variety there are some important movements of the body that aren’t trained enough. Some of these moments are important for functional strength and stability development along with reducing risk of injury. Our goal is to build a complete body.
With some basic supplemental programming we can we can address these gaps in programming and improve our body’s performance and and reduce the risk on injury.
-Single Leg RDL
This week let’s fill in one of those gaps with the Single Leg RDL which prioritizes the function of the working hamstring, glutes, and obliques, among others, with the contralateral upper quarter of the body.
A movement like this is also a great way to assess our single leg stability or any asymmetry, imbalance or movement dysfunction we may have from one side to another. Due to our body’s incredible ability to compensate we may never notice these issues when performing bi-pedal pulling exercises like the traditional deadlift.
Twice per week:
3 sets of 10 reps each leg using a kettlebell of moderate weight.
*Only choose a weight that your single leg stability can handle.