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RDL's For The Soccer Player

RDL Reaches are a must do for soccer athletes. Why? Because it works on balance, core control, flexibility, hamstring & ankle strengthening; all factors that are essential to being an effective soccer athlete. It also serves as a really good injury prevention exercise. All you need to perform this exercise is a light dumbell. Keep in mind that this is a fairly advanced exercise.

To perform the RDL Reach, stand tall with your feet close together while holding the dumbell in both hands. Initiate the exercise by doing a single leg deadlift, maintaining your posture and keeping both legs straight or with a slight knee bend. As you perform the deadlift, reach out in front of you with both hands until you are parallel to the ground. Your hands, shoulder, hips, and feet should create a line parallel to the ground. Perform this exercise for 3 sets of 10-15 reps for each leg. 

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