Single-leg squat progression

  • The split squat is a beginner exercise to develop single-leg strength.

  • The Bulgarian split squat is a beginner exercise to develop single-leg strength. Compared to the split squat, there is only one stable point of support. This makes it harder to perform the exercise in good balance.

  • The single-leg squat is an intermediate exercise to develop single-leg strength. The exercise is performed on one leg, without the assistance of the second leg for stability and balance.

  • The single-leg box squat is an advanced exercise. The big range of motion requires good single-leg strength and balance.

  • The single-leg lateral box squat is an advanced single-leg exercise that adresses all three planes of motion. The hip rotation loads the gluteus muscles more.