Side Split Squat

Side Split Squat


This exercise involves standing with one foot in front of the other and lowering the back knee towards the ground while keeping the front knee bent. It targets the legs and glutes and can be modified by adding weights or adjusting the stance.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Side Split Squat Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and take a big step to the side with your right foot.
  2. Lower your body down into a squat position, keeping your left leg straight and your right knee bent.
  3. Push through your right foot to stand back up to the starting position.
  4. Repeat on the other side, taking a big step to the left with your left foot.
  5. Continue alternating sides for the desired number of repetitions.

Side Split Squat Form & Visual

Side Split Squat

Side Split Squat Benefits

  • Increases lower body strength and stability
  • Targets the glutes, quads, hamstrings, and inner thighs
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels and goals
  • Engages the core muscles for added stability and support
  • Can be done with or without weights for added resistance
  • Helps to improve flexibility and range of motion in the hips and legs

Side Split Squat Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
  • Core

Side Split Squat Variations & Alternatives

  • Reverse Lunge
  • Curtsy Lunge
  • Bulgarian Split Squat
  • Jumping Split Squat
  • Weighted Side Split Squat