Elevated Front-Foot Barbell Split Squat

The elevated front-foot barbell split squat is a variation of the split squat. By elevating the front foot you are allowing for an increased range of motion. This move targets the quadriceps while also engaging the glutes, hamstrings, and calves.


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    Place a loaded barbell across your upper back using an overhand grip. Situate yourself in a staggered stance with one foot on a small box and your back foot positioned approximately two to three feet from your front foot.
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    Lower your torso until your thigh is at least parallel to the ground. Pause, then push through your front foot to return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Do not let the knee of the grounded leg cave inward.
  • Make sure you descend into the squat with your hips, as opposed to jutting the knee forward.
  • Make sure your rear foot is placed far enough behind the box.