Single Leg Bodyweight Deadlift

Exercise for hamstrings, glutes and core muscles

Single Leg Bodyweight Deadlift Illustration

Exercise execution guide

Starting position

Stand up straight with arms at your side.


Keeping a slight bend at the knee in your planted leg, hinge forward at your hip while allowing the arm opposite to your planted leg to reach down in front of you. Keep your chest tall while raising the opposite leg (keeping it out straight behind you). Hinge forward up to 90-degrees or as far as your body will allow. Keep your head and neck in line with your back throughout the movement. Hinge the hip backwards to the starting position and repeat with the opposite side. Keep your planted leg firm and don’t allow it to twist about.

Main muscles

Hamstrings and Glute Muscles

Secondary muscles

Core Muscles