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✖️ Change up your Bulgarian Split Squats
👉🏽 Often we train the quads to be strong in a mid length position, like parallel squats or lunges with perpendicular angles. Rarely do we train them to be strong in their end range, in a fully lengthened position! This variation of Bulgarian Split Squats does exactly that!
👉🏽 Execution is the same, intention entirely different… it’s all about the intention!
👉🏽 With the rear leg elevated we are placing our quads in a stretched position because the knee is flexed and the hip extended – the higher the bench the greater the stretch.
👉🏽 In scooping the rear leg down into the bench (leg extension) and forward (hip flexion) you are training the quads to contract in their end ranges!
👉🏽 This is hugely transferable to running. Helps to gain more hip extension (longer stride length when running) as well as strengthen through hip flexion (better leg turn over bringing knee up and forwards when running)!
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