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Bench single leg squats

Bench single leg squats

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Develop glute and quad strength and engage the core.

Legs 3 exercise 3 | Bench single leg squats

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How to
Lunge with one leg up on a weights bench and the other leg extended below on the floor.

Starting at 90 degrees squat/drop towards floor and return in an even controlled motion.

Perform each set for 45 seconds followed by a 15 second rest (45/15) and repeat 3 times on each leg.

Make it advanced

Increase the depth of the lunge/squat.

Increase each rep to 60/15 and then 90/15 all for 3 rounds.

Expert tips
Keep your back upright and your front foot pointing directly forward.

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