Single Leg RDL Kettlebell Row

In the video above you will see osteopath Heath Williams demonstrate a single leg RDL (romanian deadlift) with kettelbell row.  This exercise challenges one single leg and torso stability whilst requiring a horizontal pulling movement.  You will certainly feel as though your posterior chain (hamstring and glute) as well as core and upper body (back) muscles trained following this exercise.  Some common modifications for this exercise include:

Position – should you struggle with a single leg rdl, increase balance and support by placing the raised hip toes on the ground to add stability.  Aim to keep ones hips and torso square and parallel to the floor.

Load – reduce the load if you are struggling with correct technique and form.

Increase the complexity of this movement by moving into an RDL and then row and then reset the movement (as per video below)

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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