Fundamental Strength for Ultimate: Single Leg SLDL

author - melissa witmer strength and conditioning

Few things are more important to sports performance than single-leg strength, balance, and coordination. The single-leg SLDL (straight-legged deadlift) is a staple of our programming with the Ultimate Athlete Project. This exercise can be done using body weight as a warm-up or with weights.

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  • Learn the proper form for the straight leg SLDL
  • Use cues to maintain proper form
    • Keep the four corners of your spine on the same plane
  • Differences between the bent leg and straight leg for the off-leg

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