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Old 03-16-2007, 05:58 AM   #1
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I just started doing these to mix up my routine, and just to experiment. Is there a reason I shouldn't work on these? It seems like a more practical exercise than regular back squats.
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:09 AM   #2
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what's a split squat?
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Old 03-16-2007, 01:39 PM   #3
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http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...plitSquat.html
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:04 PM   #4
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By split squat you mean lunge?

e.g., it's the same muscles as a lunge (though more quads), and CF works both walking lunges (more glutes) and all types of squats hard.
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:17 PM   #5
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I believe it's the same split as in a traditional jerk. As my coach explained it, your weight is balanced front and back, and you should keep your rear foot aligned front to back. For me at least, a lunge is more weighted to the front and the back leg can wander out more.
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:41 PM   #6
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You could think of it as a partial lunge -- you don't bring your feet back together at the end. If you raise the rear foot, it's called a Bulgarian [split] squat.
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:15 AM   #7
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...hip,glute,hamstring and adductors are not as engaged as deep deep squat, split stance is more quad-centric. It's really more of a vertical movement, video seems like poor example, as load is going out (shearing force/knee) more than up/down w/knee over ankle. Walking lunge seems more transferable/functional to me anyway.
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