🚨 THE SCIENCE BEHIND SPLIT SQUATS👇

SPLIT SQUATS
SPLIT SQUATS

💪 Single leg training is a great way to prevent/reducing between-leg differences or asymmetries in force production which can lead to injury or reduced performance.

✅ [1] While this exercise does require balance, heavy loads still stress the lifters strength capacity more than their ability to balance.

✅ [2] Therefore it is still a great exercise to use to build muscle and strength.

This one study found that the Rear Leg Elevated Split Squat (RLESS – like what I’m doing in the video) produced greater overall muscle activation that a standard Split Squat with the back foot on the floor.

SCIENCE BEHIND SPLIT SQUATS
SCIENCE BEHIND SPLIT SQUATS

✅ [3] Bilateral (both legs) squats still produce greater muscle activation that single leg movements in the quadriceps muscle, but unilateral exercise can produce similar activation in certain leg muscles.

✅ [4] Single leg squats are great for people recovering from lower back or knee issues, since the leg muscles can receive a similar training stimulus, with less total load.

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