Lunges and split squats share similarities that make the two exercises easy to confuse.
In a lunge and split squat, one leg is forward and in front of you, the other leg is behind you. In a lunge, the rear leg is engaged in the exercise.
In a split squat, the rear leg is at rest throughout the exercise — it is not engaged. This is the key difference between the two exercises.
A split squat focuses on the exercise entirely on one leg. The lunge uses both legs at the same time.
HOW TO PERFROM THE SPLIT SQUAT>>>>
*From a standing position, take a long step forwards as if performing a lunge.
*The heel of your back foot should be raised.
*Keeping your torso straight, lower slowly until your back knee almost touches the floor, then push back up.
*Complete all your reps on one leg, then switch to the other.
*Keep your knees in line with your toes, especially on the front leg, and don’t let the front knee stray past your foot as you lower.
*Initiate the movement with the back leg rather than front. This reduces the risk of injury on your front knee.
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