- (See your notes) - Place your back foot at the correct elevation behind you.
- (See your notes) - Place your front foot far enough in front of you so when you’re at the bottom of the movement your back knee is slightly behind your hip. Your hip flexors should never feel overstretched in this position.
- If you don't have a step or low box, use a treadmill as your elevation for the rear foot. Set two heavy dumbbells on it to keep it from moving. Lay a yoga mat behind the treadmill. Have your front foot land just at the far side of the mat each time it goes to the floor.
- Keep your weight over your front foot by leaning forward slightly the whole time.
- If you experience ‘stability problems’, that’s normal. What you feel as instability is basically a lack of strength in the target muscles. It will get much better over time.
- Feel free to rest in between sets of both legs. Your rear leg still contributes a significant amount of force (~25%) during split squats.