Bulgarian Split Squats as a Main Lift: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

Can I Do Bulgarian Split Squats as My Main Lift?

I guess I don’t need to tell you what an awesome exercise Bulgarian split squats (BSS) are. Also often referred to as rear-foot elevated split squats (RFESS). However, are they good enough to be the main lift in your workout? Essentially, are RFESS good enough to replace squats. Bulgarian split squats are a great choice … Read more

9 Reasons Why Bulgarian Split Squats Are One of the Toughest Lower-Body Exercises

Why Are Bulgarian Split Squats So Hard?

Bulgarian split squats must rate as one of the best lower-body exercises ever. They are essentially a squat, but also have many similarities to lunges. That being said, have you ever noticed that Bulgarian split squats are so much tougher than conventional squats and lunges? Don’t worry, I’m actually writing this article to make myself, … Read more

How to Perfect Your Bulgarian Split Squat: The Optimal Bench Height

How High Should the Bench Be For Bulgarian Split Squats?

Personally, I prefer the Bulgarian split squat to the traditional barbell back squat. Once you’re able to load the movement with substantial weight you’ll see some pretty impressive lower body gains. Plus, it can help to prevent or correct muscle imbalances which may have occurred through years of “normal” squatting. But, one question always comes … Read more

Are Bulgarian Split Squats Wrecking Your Knees? Here’s How to Fix This!

Why Do Bulgarian Split Squats Hurt My Knees?

I’ve spoken to many people over the years who complain of knee pain from Bulgarian split squats. However, a quick form check and shoring up posterior chain weaknesses will allow you to perform the movement pain-free. Bulgarians split squats will hurt your knees due to poor technique or certain muscle weaknesses. Allowing your front knee … Read more

Lower Back Pain During Bulgarian Split Squats? Here’s What You Need to Know

Why Do I Feel Bulgarian Split Squats in My Lower Back?

The Bulgarian split squat is probably the best exercise for building single-leg strength. It’s a fantastic movement to build mass in the quads and glutes, while also improving hip mobility and balance. Plus, it definitely gets your heart rate racing. That being said, perform them incorrectly and you could be in a world of pain. … Read more

Can You Do Bulgarian Split Squats With One Dumbbell? (Examples Included)

Can You Do Bulgarian Split Squats With One Dumbbell

Bulgarian split squats are the exercise we all love to hate. In fact, they are seen as one of the most challenging lower body exercises. Bulgarian split squats are typically performed with a barbell across your upper back or a dumbbell in each hand. But, does it make sense to perform Bulgarian split squats with … Read more

6 Reasons For Foot Cramps During Bulgarian Split Squats

Foot Cramps During Bulgarian Split Squats

Am I the only one who gets terrible foot cramps during Bulgarian split squats? From my research, it appears I am not alone. In fact, foot cramps while performing Bulgarian split squats seems to be an extremely common occurrence. As it turns out there are a number of reasons for this, although they all seem … Read more