JOIN THE BAND
Don’t let the winter months put your body goals on ice. Set up for success next year with the BANDED SINGLE-LEG RDL
Winter workouts can be a drag. Done right, this move will prime your body for future gains
For the fair-weather gym-goer, winter is a time when fitness aspirations are all too easily left in the cold. True MH men, however, know that the foundations of your body goals are best laid, well, right now. Parties, hangovers and chilly mornings may put you off long runs and heavy squats, but there’s a low-intensity exercise that, if deployed daily, can put you on the path to unrivalled results in 2019. Requiring just 10 controlled reps on each side, it won’t even make you break a sweat.
“This move will strengthen your lower back and improve overhead flexibility,” says movement coach Ollie Frost, and its instability will also bolster your core strength. Address weaknesses in these crucial areas now, and your course to long-term success is clear. “It boosts brain function, too,” says Frost. “Simpler exercises will feel far easier if you get used to performing complex moves.” So, that’s you mentally and physically prepped for next year, then.