3rd December 2019

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What is a Bulgarian lunge?

One exercise was the high step-up, and the second was a split squat with the back foot elevated, which many strength coaches later referred to as the Bulgarian lunge.

Then, what is the difference between a squat and a lunge?

Squats and lunges both use glutes, quads and hamstrings. However, a single leg exercise, such as lunge, activates more the gluteus medius muscle for stabilization on one leg. Leaning forward in a lunge means more work for glutes and hamstrings. Keeping body upright makes quads do most of the work.

What does the split squat work?

Bulgarian split squats work the glute muscles as well as the upper leg muscles. The target muscle is the quadriceps with the gluteus maximus, soleus and adductor magnus working to assist. The hamstring, gastrocnemius, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus all act as stabilizers.
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