Barbell Bulgarian split squat

The barbell Bulgarian split squat is a single-leg exercise targeting the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. It is easier to overload with the barbell than when using dumbbells. If balance is an issue, consider using a Smith machine or holding dumbbells at your side instead.


  1. Builds size and strength throughout the lower body
  2. Works the core, upper back, and lower back to maintain stability and positioning
  3. Many find single-leg squat variations easier on the spine and knees than bilateral back squats

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