If you’re looking to build glutes that’ll melt the internet then try these deadlifts. I call these slingshot RDL’s, since if you get a little ambitious with the band resistance you might finish your set being slung out of the rack – like a slingshot.
I’ve been messing around with different band positions with deadlifts for over a decade, and by far this is my favourite position to emphasise glute loading – It allows you to setup in the rack, and provides significant band resistance in a horizontal direction. All good stuff when chasing glute gains.
Notice the RDL technique too, which will further bias your glutes (chin tucked, slight thoracic rounding, ‘cock-up’ position as you drive your hips through the band). If you already perform bridges and hip thrusts efficiently you’ll know what I mean.
The band should be the same height as your hip crease. All you need to do is loop it through, then use a carabiner to secure the other end. You can steal a carabiner off the cables at your gym, or like me just buy your own from a local hardware store. They’re about the cost of a Starbucks grande Americano, so don’t be a cheapskate.
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Also known as “The Fitness Maverick”, Gareth specializes in smarter training techniques to get you strong and looking great naked year round!