One of the most common questions I get asked is:
How far apart should my feet be on a split-squat?
For many years, I always had my athletes start in a 90-90 set-up. But over the years, I’ve changed this position ever so slightly, which this video will describe.
After watching the video here are a few key points:
- Start in a 90-90 position if possible. The front knee and hip should form a 90-degree angle, and the knee, hip and shoulder of the back leg should be in a straight line and perpendicular to the ground.
- Once in that 90-90 position, slide the right foot back just far enough to feet the whole foot.
- If hip flexor length on the back leg is an issue, move that knee forward slightly as well.
The key in a split-squat is to control the pelvis, while feeling the whole front foot and being able to push out of the bottom.
It’s a subtle tweak, but give this a shot next time you’re in the gym. Good luck!
All the best