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Split Squats


Description: Split Squats are a wonderful exercise for building up your legs and adding strength and power to your swing. A huge added benefit is what they will do for your balance in your swing. By strengthening the legs and working one leg at a time you are essentially building up balance at the same time. Just like regular squats, they are a functional exercise and one that helps you with many daily activities.

Summary:
  1. To start, stand up straight and with your feet together. Hold a bar (with either no weight or whatever weight you can handle and maintain good form with) behind your head and rest it on the top of your shoulders.
  2. Next, make a big step forward with one leg keeping a slight flex in your front knee. The back leg should be straight.
  3. Lunge down bending both knees to where your legs are at a 90 degree angle. Your bottom knee will be almost touching the ground. Your front knee will extend in front of your toe. Keep your chest up and out and look forward. Go down for a count of 3 and then come up quickly to a count of 1. Try doing 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions on each leg and work up in weight from week to week as you get stronger.
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