Wide-Grip Overhead Barbell Split Squat

The wide-grip overhead barbell split squat helps increase strength and stability in the shoulders, core and lower body.


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    Grab a barbell with an overhand grip wider than shoulder-width and press it directly over your head with your arms locked out. Step forward into a staggered position with your feet two to three feet apart.
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    Slowly lower your body until your front knee is bent to 90 degrees. Pause, then press back up and return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid letting your front knee bend beyond your toes. Instead, aim to keep your knee and foot lined up entire time.
  • Avoid allowing your upper torso to fall forward during the movement. Be sure to keep your core engaged to prevent injury.
  • Be sure to keep your elbows locked throughout the move.