What care to take while doing Bulgarian split squat
It takes some trial and error to find proper foot placement while performing the Bulgarian split squat. You may lose your balance until you find the most comfortable foot placement. It is OK to try and repeat several times to perform it comfortably, and most importantly, correctly.
Avoid the temptation of leaning forward from the hip. This may make your center of gravity to be on the front of your knee and put excessive stress on the knee. This will not allow you to achieve the intended aim of the squat, and you may end up injuring your knees.
Your back leg is only to offer support. The primary aim is to feel the “burn” in the muscles of your front leg.
Before going ahead with this exercise:
- You need to have a reasonable level of balance, coordination, and lower-body strength. This exercise is not for beginners, who are doing strength training exercises for the first time. Also, you should not try this if you cannot balance during traditional lunges.
- You should not have any knee or ankle pain or injuries. Any such injuries may not give the kind of mobility, flexibility, and support necessary for performing the squat.
If you feel any pain while doing a Bulgarian split squat, do not attempt it further. Instead, try the split squat variation in which your back foot is balanced on the floor instead of the bench.
If you are a beginner and not sure about doing it correctly, or you are not getting results from Bulgarian split squat, do not hesitate to ask a fitness expert. They can identify at which step of the exercise you might be going wrong.