Unilateral or one-sided movements are one of the simplest and most easy to implement variations of progressively overloading the muscles. Unilateral exercise will also address imbalances in strength, balance and muscular endurance that are not always obvious when performing bilateral movements, as your body has a natural tendency to compensate for these limitations. Additionally, performing unilateral exercise also requires greater core stability in order to maintain balance.
Simply switching to unilateral exercise can not only help prevent strength and movement imbalances, but also provide you with a new unique training stimulus and increased exercise intensity to make sure your muscles are working harder than ever before.
For example, take a basic Sit-To-Stand exercise in which adding in a unilateral component can increase difficulty appropriately with no gym equipment required.