Leg Strength

In-Depth: The Single Leg Romanian Deadlift

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In-Depth: Single Leg Romanian Deadlift from Climb Strong on Vimeo. The single leg RDL is a lower-load hip hinge that integrated a balance aspect into the lift. Appropriate for athletes that have stability needs or who can’t handle heavy loads, this exercise can be performed with dumbbells, a barbell, or, or preference, 2 kettlebells.

Power Company Podcast Episode 8: Deadlifting with Steve Bechtel and Charlie Manganiello

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This was a fun conversation. I got to sit down with top strength coach Charlie Manganiello and Kris Hampton for an in-depth talk on using the deadlift as a supplemental lift in climbing training. We go deep on that lift, and a lot of other places, too. In this episode we talk with honorary co-host…

Charlie Manganiello Pistol Squat with Kettlebell B&W, Photo by Mei Ratz

Leg Strength as a Limiting Factor, Revisited

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By Steve Bechtel This is a re-post of my article “Leg Strength as a Limiting Factor” published in 2009. I’ve updated it with a few more ideas and a couple of videos that better illustrate the exercises. — Sure, your fingers peel off the hold and you fall, but is it always the fingers’ fault?…

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