Chair Stabilized Split Squat
Split squats are my very favorite lower body exercise, and using a chair to stabilize yourself is a great way to perform this exercise if you are a beginner.
Primary Muscles Used
Chair Stabilized Split Squat Instructions
- Use a chair that you can firmly hold onto from one side.
- Stand to the side of the chair and grab it firmly with one hand.
- Tighten your stomach and lean your torso forward slightly.
- Slowly bring your front knee directly down to the ground, pushing your butt back as you go down.
- Make sure your front knee is not moving forward.
- Just before your knee touches the ground, pause.
- Return back up, trying to push with your front leg mostly.
- You should feel your glute working.
- When you get to the top, repeat.
*If you need extra support, put a chair on both sides of you.
Tim's list of benefits for the Chair Stabilized Split Squat
- Split squats are the best lower body exercise there is. It works every part of your lower body.
- As you are standing up on one leg, despite holding onto the chair, this requires a lot of balance, working stabilizers and bettering your own balance.
- As you are doing each leg separately you are developing balance, training each leg one at a time making sure they develop at the same pace.
- Using the chair will help beginners start to really develop their lower body.
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