News — LungeVsSplitSquat

Lifters and athletes alike love to hate the split squat and lunge

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A grueling set of either move forces a burn in the quad, glutes, and hamstrings not usually felt in other leg movements (ok, maybe a 20-rep squat set). But folks don’t subject themselves to this muscle torture without good reason. Both unilateral (single-leg) leg exercises induce hypertrophy (muscle gain), help to increase muscular endurance, and, because you do them one leg at a time, even out unwanted muscular imbalances.  So, should you do these movements? Yes. A better question is: Which exercise is better for you? Because there are some key differences between split squats and lunges. Below, we’ll dive...

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