The Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat (I call them RFESS since it's quite a mouthful!) is an excellent and challenging single leg exercise. This advanced exercise is also known as a Bulgarian Split Squat, and FIRES UP (and believe me, that's what it feels like) the glutes and quads. The stabilizer muscles working are the hamstrings and calves.
Check out this quick video and, if appropriate for you, work this into your exercise regime to gain awesome glute and quad strength (think: powder days on the slope or snow shoeing up Ascutney)!
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Fire up those legs!
Erin Kershaw, M.S., ACSM-HFS
Fitness Director, The Edge at Ascutney