Would you like to be strong and mobile?
Would you like to be able to jump high and run fast?
Would you like to have a nice butt that your significant other can't help but squeeze?
Yeah me too and that's why I deadlift, squat, and hip thrust.
If you want a well-developed backside that not only looks great, but also performs great then doing all those things is necessary.
In particularly I think the one fundamental movement that the vast majority of people are missing out on is the deadlift and having the ability to do it properly.
It all starts with a really great hip hinge, which just means bending at the hips while keeping the back straight. It sounds simple to do, but you wouldn't believe how difficulty it is to do if you spend a lot of your day seated or you never get into the position regularly.
And because being able to hip hinge is priority numero uno when it comes to deadlifting properly it's important to learn to hip hinge first before jumping into to pulling straight from the floor.
No worries though because I have a great exercise that you can start using in your workouts that will help you learn how to hinge properly while still letting you develop a nice booty that is both strong and powerful.
The exercise is called a Landmine Single Leg Romanian Deadlift.
I love this variation of the deadlift because it places a premium on moving through the hips and using the barbell in a landmine position basically forces you to hinge correctly or it's just going to feel awkward and weird. In other words the feedback about your form is built into the lift. Not to mention it gets you to work on a single leg which everyone can use more of.
Let me show you how to do it below then try adding it into your lower body or total body strength training sessions starting with just an empty barbell for 8 to 12 reps on each leg and slowly beginning to add weight to the end of the bar as you become stronger and more comfortable with the exercise.
Below is a video of me demonstrating this exercise in its entirety.
Happy moving and heavy lifting!
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