Single Leg Dead Lift with Bicep Curls and Overhead Press Exercise Video

Join Susannah Windell for an exercise that combines both balance and stability through using your core, balancing your upper and lower body, strengthening your shoulders, biceps, hamstrings, thighs, and butt.
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Single Leg Dead Lift with Bicep Curls and Overhead Press Exercise Hi my name is Susannah Wendell and I'm from Los Angeles California. Today I'm going to demonstrate for you one of my favorite exercises. You are working a whole range of body parts here. It’s a single leg dead lift with the bicep curl, leg extension and then overhead press. The dead lift involves the hamstring, the quadriceps, the abdominal, the biceps and the upper chest. So we’re going to target the hamstrings first, find your balance on one leg. Keep the arms relaxed, abdominals tight. You want to keep the head up as you come over slowly keeping the back extensors working, chest out. As you come up pull the arms into a bicep curl, knee into a pose. Now we rotate the hand and press overhead as you extend the leg. Bring it back to the pose and we start again. So we have down one, curl it up two, exhale press three and back to place four. Again stretch the hamstring, tighten those biceps, work your quad and bring it back down. So as you can see you get enough full body work out on one leg and half the time it would take you to do this separately. Do ten to twelve repetitions on each leg and switch. So we come down switch the legs and pull down and curl it up, press it out and in. This is a very challenging balance exercise; you know you’re doing it right if you're able to hit all the points. If you have any pain in your back then you should stop and check your abdominals. You can also do it from two legs. There we go, stretch and curl, press it up and in, great job.

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