Split Squat Progressions
Are you a runner that suffers from knee pain and is unsure of which strength exercises to perform?
Well, the split squat allows you to target both the gluteal and quadricep muscle groups effectively whilst reducing the stress on your front knee.
Schellenberg et al (2017) demonstrated that a split squat with a long stance reduces the knee movement, which activates the gluteal muscles more. However, a shorter stance shifts the muscle activation to the quadriceps.
So, therefore, if you’re either returning from an injury or simply just want to improve your running performance then why not include a split squat into your strength program.
If you want to know how Shaun can help you with these types of progressions, book an appointment with him now.