Bulgarian split squat

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The exercise was supposedly popularized in the United States by Bulgarian weightlifting coach Angel Spassov (1941–2017) in the late 1980s.



Bulgarian split squat (plural Bulgarian split squats)

  1. (exercise) A variation of the split squat performed by bending one knee while the rear leg is rested on a platform behind the body.
    • 2022 April 26, Jeff Tomko, “The Mixed-Load Bulgarian Split Squat Will Challenge Your Legs and Core”, in Men's Health[1]:
      People often think of Bulgarian split squats as a quad-crushing, glute and hamstrings-building challenge on leg day, instead of the complete core and lower-body compound exercise it can be used for.