Barbell Single Leg Split Squat

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Barbell Single Leg Split Squat

Instructions

Preparation

Stand facing away from bench. Position bar on back of shoulders and grasp barbell to sides. Extend leg back and place top of foot on bench.

Execution

Squat down by flexing knee and hip of front leg until knee of rear leg is almost in contact with floor. Return to original standing position by extending hip and knee of forward leg. Repeat. Continue with opposite leg.

Comments

Keep torso upright during squat; flexible hip flexors are important. Forward knee should point same direction as foot throughout movement. Also known as Bulgarian Squat.

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Push

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