Tighten your Glutes and Inner Thighs with lateral split squats
Spring is almost here! Are your legs ready to squeeze into last year’s shorts?
The lateral split squat is the best elementary exercise to trimming and tightening the inner thighs, hamstrings, quads, and glutes.
Stand up straight while holding a barbell placed on the back of your shoulders (slightly below the neck).
Your feet should be placed wide apart with one foot angled out to the side.
Bend the knee of the parallel-facing foot while focusing on sticking your butt out as if you were to sit down
Keep the leg of the angled foot straight so that a stretch is felt throughout the inside and back of the leg
Return to the starting position by extending the hip and knee of the bent leg
Repeat the movement with the opposite leg
For best results, perform this exercise at least 3x/week
Week 1: 3×15 body weight
Week 2: 3×12 20lb+ barbell
Week 3: 4×10: 25lbs+ barbell
Week 4: 4×8 30 lbs + barbell