Barbell Split Squat exercise is an exercise that will help you develop a strong lower body and improved stamina.

One set of these will get your heart rate up, providing both cardiovascular conditioning benefits as well as a great calorie burn.

The additional of the barbell will add greater resistance during the exercise, ideal for building strength and size in the quads.

Barbell Split Squats How To

  • Start standing with the barbell placed across the shoulders, core tight.
  • Take one step forward about two or three feet and then begin to bend both knees as you lunge down.
  • Press back up into the standing position until both knees are straightened.
  • Continue until all reps are completed. Once finished, switch sides and repeat.

Form and Technique

While doing this exercise, focus on keeping the head up to prevent a lean in the upper body.

Also watch that the knees move directly over the toes and not to either side of the body.

VariationsWalking Lunges | Dumbbell Lunges

Routine for Strength:  3 sets x 12-15 reps

Routine for Muscle Gains:  4-5 sets x 6-8 reps

Barbell Split Squat

How To Do Barbell Split Squat (aka Barbell Lunges)