The split squat is similar to lunges, although with the split squat you don’t go back to a standing position. The glutes, hamstrings and quads are the primarily muscles involved.
You can perform the split squat either on a flat underground or you can place your rear foot on a park bench or low bar.
Key elements of split squats
- Keep your upper body strait during the whole exercise.
- In the top position both knees are slightly bent with the feet split fairly far apart.
- In the bottom, both knees make roughly a 90-degree angle.
- The back knee should not be touching the floor at the bottom position.