Today, the education focus is on the SPLIT SQUAT corrective. This is a BLUE movement pattern that prepares the body for lunge mechanics. In the video, notice the straight line from Michael’s ear – shoulder – hip – knee (on the leg that is back). He avoids a forward lean or collapsing of the core and torso. His front foot and back knee are about 6 inches apart at the bottom of the move.
Once you master this version, you can progress the split squat by slowing down the tempo and pausing at the bottom of the move. You can also hold dumbbells on each side or hold one dumbbell on the side that has the leg back for additional work.
The corrective works on balance, stability and strengthening the right muscle groups to successfully progress to a lunge movement.