Split Squats, Lunges and Unilateral Leg Training
You probably all know that we really favour our lower body when we train with weights and this is because there is so much muscle to work with. The larger the muscle groups, the more challenging the exercise, the higher the calorie burn, all in all, the more bang for your buck for the exercise.
Using lunges and split squats helps us focus on one leg at a time which is a great way for us to balance out our leg development. There are many technique pointers to think about with these exercises, but they are actually quite a natural movement, so without getting too technical, we’ll share with you our main focus when we perform these exercises -
The longer the stride, the more we are activating glutes (muscles of the backside) and the shorter the stride, the more we are focusing on our quadriceps (the muscles at the front of the upper leg).
We definitely vary between long and short stride, but we can tell you that like a lot of girls, we are all about the booty, so we mostly go for the long stride ;)
Happy lunging girls!
F & D xx