Over the last two newsletters, we have looked at plank and squat progressions and challenged you to do them optimally and earn the right to move on to the next level of progressions. This time we will look at the split squat which progresses to step-ups.
The split squat progression is a great way to train, the legs, glutes, as well as, balance, walking, running, and more when performed optimally.
Be sure to set up and check your setup before each set:
- Think length through the back of your head, and set your foot tripod with your weight balanced between the base of your big toe, the base of the small toe, and the heel.
- Go into a small squat and slide one foot back slightly with the back heel off the ground.
- Most of your weight should be on the front foot in the tripod.
- Inhale to come up - maintaining the weight on the forward foot.
- Exhale to go down - maintaining the weight on the forward foot.
- Stay on the same leg for 8 repetitions.
- Switch to the other leg repeating...