Threelegged Down Dog Exercise Guide

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Threelegged Down Dog is a bodyweight exercise that works your calves, hamstrings, deltoids, rear deltoids, wrist flexors and side deltoids.

Threelegged Down Dog is a great moderate move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your arms, legs, lower body, lower legs, shoulders, upper body and upper legs.

It requires no equipment to do.

Threelegged Down Dog

How to do Threelegged Down Dog

Exercise

Start in a Downward Facing Dog. Inhale and lift your right leg up. Exhale and bring your foot to the floor.

Illustrated Guide

Learn how to do threelegged down dog from this step-by-step illustrations:

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Muscles Worked

The muscles used for threelegged down dog may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for threelegged down dog are:

Primary Muscles

  • Calves
  • Hamstrings
  • Deltoids
  • Rear Deltoids
  • Wrist Flexors
  • Side Deltoids

Synergyst Muscles

  • Traps
  • Quadriceps

Frequently Asked Questions

What muscles does Threelegged Down Dog work?
Threelegged Down Dog works calves, hamstrings, deltoids, rear deltoids, wrist flexors, side deltoids.
What is Threelegged Down Dog good for?
Threelegged Down Dog is beneficial for conditioning, for stretching and to strengthen. It works the best for arms, legs, lower body, lower legs, shoulders, upper body and upper legs, as it works calves, hamstrings, deltoids, rear deltoids, wrist flexors, side deltoids. Threelegged Down Dog is a great bodyweight exercise for men, men over 50, women and women over 50.
Is Threelegged Down Dog a good exercise?
Threelegged Down Dog is a popular bodyweight exercise for calves, hamstrings, deltoids, rear deltoids, wrist flexors, side deltoids.

Training, Progressions and Regressions

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Threelegged Down Dog Training and Progressions

Standards and Averages

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Threelegged Down Dog Standards and Averages

Alternatives

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Threelegged Down Dog Alternatives

Variations

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Threelegged Down Dog Variations