Exercise Library
Cross Body Deadlift






The cross body deadlift is a simple exercise to train hip and back extension with partial rotation.
 
 
Execution
 
Place a kettlebell or similar on the floor to the outside of one foot. Bend at the knees and hips to reach across with the opposite arm to lift the weight to a standing position. Return it to the starting position the same way.
 
 
Purpose
 
The cross body deadlift is a simple way to incorporate some multiplanar loading with relatively controlled movement and limited range of motion. This can make it a good choice as an introductory exercise or when needing limited intensity.
 
 
Programming
 
The cross body deadlift is generally best kept toward the end of a training session with other trunk work after any heavy trunk loading or speed work has been completed. It can be done with reps anywhere from 5-15 depending on the goal, but generally weights should remain relatively light.




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