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GOLF EXERCISE TOOLBOX: Band Single Leg RDL



Have you ever heard of the term Posterior Chain?


It's a common one that gets thrown around in the training and fitness world, and sometimes I wonder if individuals truly understand what it means.


If not, let's explain.


It's a fancy terms for the muscles of your backside.


Low back.

Glutes.

Hamstrings.


I often will lump the lats and calves into there too as the chain doesn't just randomly end at the bottom of the hamstrings or the top of the low back.


Our body is a connected unit, and the posterior chain are the muscles that connect our backside.


MUSLES USED


The reason I bring that up is because this exercise stresses the majority of those muscles:

  • Glutes

  • Hamstrings

  • Low back

Due to this exercise being single leg it will also stress our core stabilizers as well as our ankle stabilizers.


How to incorporate?


Throw it in to your training as a strength based exercise and really load it up (3-4 sets, 5-8 reps each side), or use it as a hypertrophic exercise and keep the load slightly lower, but increase volume (2-3 sets, 8-12 reps each side).


Either way, the important part is that every set is taken to a point of muscular fatigue.


Let's go low.


Carter Schmitz

Founder: SCRATCHGolfTraining.com









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