Move of the Week: Bulgarian Split-squat

Do you know what percentage of the time you spend on one foot when you’re running? If you do, you’ll understand why this move is important.

THE MOVE: Bulgarian Split-squat

MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Lunge; quads, glutes, and hamstrings.

WHY DO IT: When you run, you are never on both feet at any point during the running stride; in fact, you are on one foot 100% of the time. Alternating between right and left, of course. But this is why single-leg stability and strength are important, and one of the best exercises to train this is the Bulgarian Split-squat.

Jeff Halevy and Coach Dan Cerone show you how to do this move, as well as 3 common mistakes people make when they do this.

HOW TO DO IT: The Bulgarian Split-squat fits in nicely in the middle of a workout after you’ve completed your primary movements for the day. I’d recommend using it for 3-4 sets of 6-8 reps. Give this a shot and let us know what you think on Twitter or Instagram @halevylife !

by Jeremy Lau

Jeremy Lau

Jeremy Lau Halevy Life Staff CoachJeremy Lau is a Senior Staff Coach at Halevy Life.

Jeremy graduated cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BSc. in Biomedical Engineering and received his Master’s in Exercise Physiology at Columbia University. In addition to his academic accolades, Jeremy is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Prior to joining the team at Halevy Life, Jeremy completed a coaching internship at Cressey Sports Performance, where he coached both amateur and professional athletes, among whom were many professional MLB baseball players.

As an athlete, Jeremy has played baseball competitively for most of his life.