How To Do Barbell Split Squat (aka Barbell Lunges)
Barbell Split Squat 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 Squat 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.
Routine for Strength: 3 sets x 12-15 reps
Routine for Muscle Gains: 4-5 sets x 6-8 reps