Tip: Deadlift Split Squats for Quads and Core

This old-school move has been all but forgotten. Too bad, it's one of the best split squat or lunge variations. Here's how to do it.

The deadlift split squat is a great low body exercise if you want to really focus on the quads. This is a constant tension movement – the quads never get a break, and that's great for hypertrophy.

Simply split squat or lunge over a barbell, grab the bar, and stand up. Switch legs and repeat for reps. Focus on your legs, particularly your quads, and minimize lower back action.

As a bonus, this variation requires more torso stabilization so you'll get some core work too.

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