We frequently use the split squat to build unilateral lower body strength. Split Squats are critical in developing glute, quad, and adductor strength while also improving unilateral lower body stability. This exercise also challenges hip mobility.
There are several variations of the split squat we utilize to accommodate for limitations and challenge the difficulty of the movement. One method we use to challenge the difficulty of the split squat is by elevating the front foot. The front foot elevated split squat increases the range of motion, requiring increased strength and stability through the movement. The ipsilateral load in the front foot elevated split squat further challenges core stability during the lift.