Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat Progression for Strength Development

The Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat is an alternative (replacement) for the back squat in strength programs for basketball players. Here is Mike Boyle illustrating a teaching progression for the RFESS:

  1. Spilt Squat
  2. RFESS starting at the bottom and pushing up.
  3. RFESS loaded with dumbbells and starting at the bottom.
  4. RFESS loaded like a back squat.

Here is the RFESS:


H2G Vol.4 Front CoverOriginally published in Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter, Volume 4.

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