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Anyone who has trained with me in the last two years has heard me reference, and has probably performed my “favorite exercise of all time.” This exercise is the Walking Deadlift. Much like the walking lunge, the exerciser strides across the floor.
The major difference is that the hip flexes as the front foot hits the ground. This change allows the exerciser to use the POSTERIOR CHAIN (including the all powerful glute max) to pull themselves into an erect position before the next step.
This is a functional strengthener, as it is a mobile exercise that utilizes the core for spinal stability (see that Corey’s spine stays neutral throughout) and uses the hips unilaterally (mimicking walking).
It’s Your Turn. Emerge
Matt Pirtle MA CSCS
The WALKING DEADLIFT. A Big Bang-for-your-buck exercise.