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Om Puri 03-03-2013 11:16 AM

Muscular Imbalance w/ Single Leg Deadlift
 
The Single Leg Deadlift has uncovered a significant muscular imbalance for me.
My left side is way weaker than my right. So how do I go about strengthening my left side? Is the glute max or glute med or core that need to be worked on? And how do I go about that? I'm guessing Single leg glute bridges might be a good place to start??

Jonathan Renner 03-05-2013 10:44 PM

Re: Muscular Imbalance w/ Single Leg Deadlift
 
Do some pistol-work with both legs is the direction I'd take, but doing a little more volume with your left leg. If you can't do a pistol, go for assisted pistols.

Om Puri 03-05-2013 11:14 PM

Re: Muscular Imbalance w/ Single Leg Deadlift
 
[QUOTE=Jonathan Renner;1145714]Do some pistol-work with both legs is the direction I'd take, but doing a little more volume with your left leg. If you can't do a pistol, go for assisted pistols.[/QUOTE]

Thanks, Jonathan. I can't do a pistol. Would assisted mean, box pistol? (lower the box as I progress?)

Jonathan Renner 03-05-2013 11:46 PM

Re: Muscular Imbalance w/ Single Leg Deadlift
 
[QUOTE=Om Puri;1145717]Thanks, Jonathan. I can't do a pistol. Would assisted mean, box pistol? (lower the box as I progress?)[/QUOTE]

Hold onto something while lowering yourself. That's how I do 'em, as I don't really have the flexibility to pull off an unassisted one. They work nonetheless.


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