Tip: Bulgarian Split Squat

The rear-leg elevated split squat isn't actually used by Bulgarian weightlifters, but hey, it's still a great exercise.

Two keys with this exercise:

  1. You don't have to elevate the back leg as high as you may think you need to. Many people use a bench that's too high for them. You want to go just high enough to shift the weight to the front leg.
  2. Keep your torso upright as you go up and down.

For variety, you can use dumbbells or a barbell held in the back or front squat position.

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