The Single Leg Straight Leg Deadlift with knee drive primarily targets the hamstrings and glutes, whilst also improving your balance.
The Straight Leg Leg Deadlift knee drive is performed by placing your feet hip width apart with toes pointing forwards and lifting one knee up into a high knee. Hinge from the hips to lower your chest towards the ground. Keep a slight bend in the standing knee and think about keeping your back relatively flat by engaging your core. When you return to the top position, drive your knee up and high, but with control and stability. Lower back down to the start position and repeat on the same side. This exercise helps you mimic the knee drive that we want when we are running. Once you have mastered this without weight, you can add a DB in each hand.