The split squat is generally used as a supplementary exercise for the development of leg strength and hypertrophy. What maybe overlooked is the use of the split squat in the development of single leg strength. This is critical for most ground based sports, especially racket sports which requires a large degree of lunge based movements – a lunge being a progression once the split squat has been technically mastered. This article aims to highlight the mechanics and technical issues associated with the split squat along with possible variations of the exercises
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