x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Move of the Week: Single-leg Romanian dead lift

The second exercise in our eight-part weekly series of workouts, excellent for developing the hamstrings and glutes.

Start with your back foot on a support to give you a bit more stability. Satish Kumar / The National
Start with your back foot on a support to give you a bit more stability. Satish Kumar / The National

Inger Larson, the head nutritionist and trainer at Scandinavian Health & Performance (SHP) in Dubai, demonstrates the second exercise in our eight-part weekly series of workouts, while the gym's owner and head trainer Ian Houghton provides a step-by-step below. Do this move alone or incorporate it into your own fitness routine.

"An excellent exercise for developing the hamstrings and glutes."

Start with your back foot on a support to give you a bit more stability, making sure the emphasis is on the standing leg.

Push your hips back, weighting the back of your foot towards your heel. With a slight knee bend, tense your glutes and drive forward with your hips.

Push your hips forward as you come back up to complete the movement. Repeat with the other leg.

Top tip While this may look like a fairly simple movement, focus on pushing the hips back and feeling a stretch in the hamstrings.

SHP is in Unit 1304, Swiss Tower, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai. Contact 050 464 9396 or visit www.shpdubai.com

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