Olympic Weightlifter Jessica Taylor teaches you how to do a split squat to increase leg strength and flexibility. This exercise is great for beginners in both Olympic weightlifting and strength training in general. It requires you to use core strength and hip stability to keep a proper stance the entire time while working your hamstrings, quads, and glutes. Once you have that covered, you can take it to the next level by adding weight. But first, the basics. Check out Jessica Taylor's How-To video to learn the split squat.
Jessica Taylor is an Olympic weightlifter and Group Functional Fitness Coach. Her certifications include Precision Nutrition Level 1, GGS Pre- Postnatal Coaching Specialist, Eleiko Certified Strength Coach, and CF-L2 Trainer. She utilizes her 10 years of teaching experience to effectively coach individuals in overall lifestyle design. Through extensive research skills from her MS in social sciences, Jessica stays up to date on the latest research around health, fitness, nutrition, mindset, and beyond. She has over 6 years of experience training and competing in Olympic lifting, working with some of the top coaches and athletes in the US and abroad. Her current work as a group functional fitness coach has allowed her to gain experience working with people of all ages and abilities, including those with significant movement limitations.