Deficit Split Squats
Targets: Quads, Glutes, Hamstrings
Setup: Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides (if desired). Stand with one foot on a riser and place the top of the opposite foot back behind you and onto a bench.
Move: Slowly bend both legs to lower your body down towards the floor. Drive through the heel of your front foot to push back up to the starting position and repeat.
Tip: Be sure to keep your back straight and your chest up. Really focus on that front leg and squeezing the glutes and quads and you push up. Keep that front knee as stable as possible. Don’t let it drift too far over the toes or off to either side.