You've Never Done Split Squats Like This Before

Dec 12 / Build Muscle

The split squat is a terrific way to build your lower body. But if you want to make it work every muscle from head to toe, grab a medicine ball.The med-ball split squat flow—as shown in the video above—challenges your quads and glutes to stabilize as your arms, shoulders, chest, and upper-back muscles move the ball. And because the weight is traveling around your body, you’re working your core muscles from every angle, explains David Jack, owner of ActivPrayer in Phoenix, Arizona, and creator of the musclemorphosis.com.  Plus, it’s a lot different than just moving a weight up and down, he s...

The split squat is a terrific way to build your lower body. But if you want to make it work every muscle from head to toe, grab a medicine ball.

The med-ball split squat flow—as shown in the video above—challenges your quads and glutes to stabilize as your arms, shoulders, chest, and upper-back muscles move the ball. And because the weight is traveling around your body, you’re working your core muscles from every angle, explains David Jack, owner of ActivPrayer in Phoenix, Arizona, and creator of the musclemorphosis.com

Plus, it’s a lot different than just moving a weight up and down, he says. That means you’ll test your mind-muscle connection and coordination, stimulating new muscle growth and improving your athletic performance.  

Ready to try it? Watch the video to learn how to perform the medicine-ball split squat flow with perfect form.