UNILATERAL TRAINING BENEFITS
A 2004 study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology delves into a study done back in 1984 where a subjects left hand grip strength was measured. She subsequently spent the next 13 days training only her right hand, performing ten maximal contractions each day. Nothing with the left. When her left hand was then measured again on the thirteenth day, her grip strength had increased by 43% she didn’t know it back then but she had just invented unilateral training for Strength development and injury rehabilitation.
So why is it important to train unilaterally?
Since that study there has been countless more looking into the effects single limb training has on, strength development, athletic performance, injury rehabilitation plus countless others. From those studies these are the most important benefits that will relate to you are to:
1. Build Foundational strength
2. Reduce your Bilateral Deficit
3. Train away Imbalances
4. Improve Core and Stability
5. Injury Rehabilitation
The exercises in the video are my favourite Unilateral Lower Body exercises that cover all 5 of the benefits mentioned above.
1. Single Leg RDL
2. Bulgarian Split Squats
3. Single Leg Glute Bridge
4. Skater Squats
5. Running! (Most functional unilateral exercise ever)
If you would like anymore information or have any questions message me.