Dumbbell one arm and single leg deadlift curl
- This exercise can be done at home or in the gym.
- This efficient exercise allows you to work muscles in both your upper and lower body at the same time. The deadlift help build strength and power in your lower back and legs, and the biceps curls will target the muscles in the front of your upper arm.
How to Do the Exercise:
- Stand directly in front of the dumbbells with your feet about shoulder width apart.
- Hold a dumbbell in your right hand, and stand on your right leg. Hold your left leg off the ground, and slightly behind you.
- Tighten up your core muscles, and sink down into a squat, taking an underhand grip (i.e. with your palms facing upward). Make sure that your back is flat, and your chest is up. Keep you gaze forward.
- Explosively push out of the squat and push your hips forward, deadlifting the dumbbell by dragging it up past your shins and thighs until your body is fully erect. Straighten up and make sure that your head, neck, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles are all aligned. Tighten your core muscles. This is the start position.
- Fold forward at the hips, and sit back into a squat, and slowly lower the dumbbell down your thighs and down your shins, putting it on the ground lightly. Explosively push your hips forward and straighten up, dragging it up to your thighs.
- Pull your shoulders back and down and curl the dumbbell up to your shoulder by bending your elbow. Make sure that your upper arm remains “tight” and next to the torso throughout the exercise. Your elbow should not move forward or back, and should not “flare” out. Only your forearm should be moving.
- Lower the dumbbell by straightening the elbow and returning to the start position. Repeat for the required number of repetitions.
- Ensure that your back doesn’t arch or round at any time during the exercise.
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