The Split Squat

The split squat is a great exercise to improve hip, knee and ankle strength and stability, however some clients can initially be unable to perform an unassisted split squat due to body limitations or technical deficiencies.

The supported split squat is an excellent alternative to this as it reduces load on the lower limb joints and enhances stability. Start in a split stance position with a pole or bench beside you for support.

From there, slowly lower yourself towards the ground, focusing on keeping your weight through the front heel, and drive back up. Start off with 2-3 sets of 6-8 reps each side and build from there

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