Exercise Technique


Split Squats, Lunges, and Single-Leg Squats (Pistols)

Much confusion exists as to the difference between these movements especially owing to confusing terminology like 'stationary lunges'.

Let's keep it simple. The following video shows a basic Split Squat. Variations to change emphasis, increase range of motion, or progress in difficulty would be:

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Valsalva Maneuver

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Romanian Versus Stiff Legged Deadlifts

These two exercises, stiff legged deads and Romanian deads, I think have sort of been wrapped around each other in myth and shadows.

Everybody seems to have a different take.

Not to mention that some people teach the conventional deadlift based on its difference from these other two. So you get this kind of thing like "conventional deadlifts are more like a squat than the stiff or Romanians".

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