Workout of the Day Video: Bulgarian Split Squats
Hip shifts. Balance difficulties. Awkward pain. Leg length discrepancies. Do any of these sound familiar? Have you ever wondered how to get rid of these imbalances? Today we are introducing you to the most versatile single leg exercise, Spartan. The bulgarian split squats.
The bulgarian splits squats, also known at the rear foot elevated split squat, is one of the most effective exercises in correcting lower body compensation and increasing your leg strength. This exercises will single handedly power your legs through every heavy carry along the Spartan Race course. It further helps to increase your mobility through your ankles, your knees, and your hips to prevent cramping and allowing full range of motion to last you a lifetime.
When performing the bulgarian split squat, begin standing a full step away from a bench, box, or elevated step. Place the top of one foot on the platform of your choosing. Drop your back knee down to a hover over the ground, maintaining an upright torso and allowing your front knee to form a 90 degree angle. Press down against the ground with your front foot as you return to the starting position. Don’t forget to make this more functional by adding a Spartan Pancake or Bucket to increase your challenge.
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