At Elite Physical Therapy and Sports Performance in Traverse City we are always pushing to find new ways to challenge our patients and athletes especially when recovering from an injury or surgery.
So to follow up on last week’s EOW post, the single leg row is another option to bring the lower quarter into play, along with core control, to a traditional upper body exercise.
Couple examples of where I would use this type of movement:
1) Athlete with a lower quarter injury, i.e. ACL reconstruction, to integrate balance and hip/trunk motor control with a traditional upper body exercise.
2) Athlete with a shoulder injury/surgery not allowed to fully load the shoulder, can only do so much weight with an activity like this but still get some good work due to the overall demands on the body. I’m sure there are many athletes that could easily barbell row 3-4x what they could single arm row.