Threelegged Down Dog Exercise Guide
Reviewed by Valerie Zeller Printable version
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.
How to do Threelegged Down Dog
Start in a Downward Facing Dog. Inhale and lift your right leg up. Exhale and bring your foot to the floor.
Learn how to do threelegged down dog from this step-by-step illustrations:
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:
- Rear Deltoids
- Wrist Flexors
- Side Deltoids
Frequently Asked Questions
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
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Threelegged Down Dog Alternatives
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Threelegged Down Dog Variations
|Type(s)||Bodyweight, Calisthenic, Strength, Compound|
|Muscles Worked||Trapezius, Gastrocnemius, Biceps Femoris, Deltoids, Quadriceps, Lateral Deltoids, Wrist Flexors, Posterior Deltoids|
|Difficulty Level(s)||Moderate, Simple|
|Equipment||No Equipment, Mat|
|Location||At Gym, At Home, Outdoor|
|Target muscle(s)||Calves, Hamstrings, Deltoids, Rear Deltoids, Wrist Flexors, Side Deltoids|
|Synergyst muscle(s)||Traps, Quadriceps|