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.

Set Up

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.

Downward Movement

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

Upward Movement

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