Classic back and front squats will undoubtedly make you a stronger and more useful person, but at some point you will plateau in terms of the weight you can lift. In this case, you need a little variety to make the classics work for you. In short, you need this.
Barbell split squat
Most of us have one leg that is stronger than the other. This is natural, but too much muscular imbalance can lead to a hip displacement when squatting. Not only does this result in inefficient lifting, but it also creates a potentially dangerous situation for your lower back.
Barbell split squats help smooth out some muscular imbalances in your lower body as it is a one-sided movement. They̵
In the video, I use a shortened posture and a slight hinge in the hips to emphasize the stress on the glutes. Assume a more upright torso if quad development is the goal.
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