Barbell Split Squat is a very good exercise which is useful for SPLIT JERKers and PUSH JERKers as well. Of course, PUSH JERKers don't have to perform it so often. It helps to strengthen ligaments of knee joints, helps to work out leg muscles and work on the angles in this position. What to pay attention to:
- position of your trunk should be similar to the working position in JERK from the chest, don't arch your back too much and avoid leaning forward too much;
- press your feet to the floor when extending up, and pull your body and the top of your head up, NOT forward;
- squat depth, move down until the front leg is parallel with the floor;
- downward movement should be done in a lower than average tempo, upward movement can be more active, but only with correct technique.