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    Bulgarian split squats - back foot pushing off

    I tend to push off with my back foot at times for balance, but also to help with rising up, especially in my last reps. How bad is this, is it something which should be avoided?
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    How do you mean? Do you do them with backfoot toes down?
    I've always found I need to put the top of my foot on the bench to get the right stretch on the working leg.
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    My foot is laying flat on the bench with my foot sole turned upwards.
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    Not too familiar with bss but I've been finding that it's key to maintain full thigh activation, distinct and mobile from the right/left abdominals right above it which make two constant straight lines creating a variable angle with the hip (top ab closes in around the knee). From there the foot planting should be pretty involuntary.

    If my foot placement breaks from that then I might try to not count those as training reps. Up to you.
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    You're essentially just doing cheat reps using your back leg for additional assistance. I do not believe this is a big problem if it is only a small amount.
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    I think it's fine as long as your emphasizing the quad out front.
    You may need to use more back leg help with the final reps of each set or you can just stop when the front leg fatigues to much.
    Your choice on how you want to train as long as you benefiting from it.
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