Why You Should Start Doing Bulgarian Split Squats

Variations and Combinations

The Bulgarian split squat is a versatile movement.

"For an added core challenge, I like anterior-loaded Bulgarian split squats with a barbell on your shoulders," Gentilcore says. "I also love the 'goblet' variation, where you hold one dumbbell in front of the body like a goblet."

The offset-loaded alternative is another version that adds a core challenge. Hold a dumbbell on one side of your body, usually the trail-leg side. To mix things up even more, you can combine the exercise with a Romanian deadlift.

Be careful with this variation, though. Gentilcore jokes that this two-for-one exercise "will make you hate life the following day" due to almost inevitable muscle soreness in your glutes, quads and hamstrings.

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Hunter Hewitt

Hunter Hewitt is the fitness editor for Active.com. As a former collegiate athlete, Hunter has always been passionate about living an active, healthy lifestyle. He enjoys weightlifting, basketball, ultimate frisbee and many other outdoor sports and activities. Follow Hunter on Twitter @HunterHewitt
Hunter Hewitt is the fitness editor for Active.com. As a former collegiate athlete, Hunter has always been passionate about living an active, healthy lifestyle. He enjoys weightlifting, basketball, ultimate frisbee and many other outdoor sports and activities. Follow Hunter on Twitter @HunterHewitt

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