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Barbell Split Squats

Barbell Split Squats
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  1. Place an appropriate amount of weight on a barbell in a squat rack. Once ready, position yourself underneath the barbell. Keep your core tight and drive your hips forward to lift the barbell off the rack. Step away from the rack. Secure the barbell on your traps and make sure your core is braced before beginning.
  2. Step out with the left foot, leaving the right foot behind. From this position, lower the back right knee towards the ground. Push up with your front left leg. Please note that you will not kick back up into a regular standing position until all repetitions have been completed.
  3. Continue this up and down pattern. Switch sides and perform the same pattern with the right leg in front.
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Barbell split squats is a gym work out exercise that targets calves and hamstrings and quadriceps and also involves abs. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Agility ladder drills, agility ladder drills and agility ladder drills are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as barbell split squats. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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