The single leg deadlift is a great variation to work the same muscles as the deadlift, without the need for a barbell.
1. Hold a dumbbell or kettlebell in one hand and move your leg on the same side backwards. Adjust your balance to support yourself on your other leg.
2. Follow all of the safety procedures of a standard deadlift, keeping your back straight, keeping your head looking forward (don’t move your neck), tensing your core.
3. Slightly bend the leg you’re standing on whilst leaning forward. As you lower the weight, send your other leg backwards.
4. Once you feel a stretch building in the hamstring of the leg you’re standing on, tense the glute in that leg to send your torso back upward until you’re standing straight again. This is one rep.