The split squat is also known as the single-leg lunge. Regardless of what you call it, it’s an excellent glute exercise. Here’s everything you need to know to perform it correctly.

Split Squat Form Cue

Step one foot onto a bench or chair and face away from it. Make sure to hop or step a few steps forward to give yourself a safe stance to sink straight down into a squat. (Think of this as lunging with your back leg on the bench/chair.) Make sure as you sink down, you keep a tall posture and watch the front knee to make sure it doesn’t extend past your front toes.

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