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Strengthening the Hamstrings

 At Compete Sports Performance and Rehab, single leg straight leg deadlifts are an essential exercise in a lower body strength program. A majority of sports are performed on one leg (running, cutting, skating, etc); therefore, athletes need to train and perform single leg exercises. Single leg straight leg deadlifts focus on strengthening the posterior chain which includes the glutes, hamstrings, and back extensors. Along with working on strength, it also requires balance, coordination, and stabilization. Maintaining a flat back is necessary when performing any deadlift exercise to protect the lower back. In order to build a strong, powerful, and stable lower body add single leg straight leg deadlifts to your strength program.