Single-leg Romanian Deadlift with Dumbbell

The single-leg Romanian deadlift with dumbbell builds strength in the legs and hips. This exercise also improves balance and stability throughout the core.

Step by step instructions

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Exercise Steps 1

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Stand on one leg while holding two dumbbells in front of the body with an overhand grip and arms fully extended.

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Exercise Steps 2

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Slightly bend one leg and raise it behind you as you hinge at the hips. Lower your torso toward the ground as your rear leg trails behind you, letting arms hang in front of you. Pause, and then reverse the movement, squeezing your glutes at the top.

Mistakes and Tips

  1. Don't allow your back to round throughout the movement.
  2. Keep your back flat during the exercise to avoid injury.
  3. Avoid letting the dumbbells move too far out in front of your legs. Keep them close to your body at all times.