Tuesday, 7 February 2017

One Limb at a Time

I regularly include training a single side of the body at a time in my own training and my clients training too. But why?..

  1. It often adds an element of balance to your training and increases the level of skill necessary
  2. It often teaches you anti-rotational strength (keeping your body straight and even when the body is not under even load)
  3. 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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