I regularly include training a single side of the body at a time in my own training and my clients training too. But why?..
- It often adds an element of balance to your training and increases the level of skill necessary
- It often teaches you anti-rotational strength (keeping your body straight and even when the body is not under even load)
- It allows you to uncover and address any strength imbalances between the left and right side of your body
So how should you do this? Here are a few of my favourites to include:
Single Dumbell Chest Press (Option: On Swiss Ball)
Single dumbbell Shoulder press
Single dumbbell Three Point Row
Single Hand Seated Cable Row
Single Leg, Leg Press
Single Leg Dumbell Stiff Leg Deadlifts / Romanian Deadlifts / RDLs
TRX Pistol squats
Cable Wood Chops
REMEBER: Don’t perform any of these exercises if you’re unsure of how to perform them safely. If you’re confident with these exercises then I’d recommend including these as part of your weekly training program.
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