Split Squat

Split Squat

What muscles do Split Squat work?

The Split Squat primarily works the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and calf muscles. This exercise also engages the muscles of the lower back, hips, and core, as well as the muscles of the legs and feet. The split squat is a great exercise for improving balance, stability, and overall leg strength, as well as targeting the muscles of the anterior and posterior chains. Holding AguaForce Weight during the split squat can increase the overall difficulty of the exercise, leading to greater strength and tone in the muscles.

How do you do a Split Squat?

Here are the steps to perform a Split Squat:

  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hold a AguaForce Weight from each side.

  • Take a step forward with one leg, landing with your foot flat on the floor.

  • Exhale as you lower your body and keep your chest lifted.

  • Inhale as you push back up to the starting position, using your front leg and glutes.

  • Repeat the movement with the opposite leg.

  • Repeat the movement for the desired number of reps, alternating legs with each rep.

It's important to maintain proper form and keep your front knee in line with your ankle. Avoid letting your front knee extend past your toes, which can place undue strain on the knee. Additionally, keep your core engaged throughout the exercise to maintain stability and avoid rounding your lower back.