Yesterday I tried out a new exercise, the Hatfield Squat, and then further to the Hatfield split-squat.
I really noticed a difference between the two sides when doing the split squat. With my left foot forward, the whole movement felt awkward. I wobbled quite a bit, had to steady the SSB in the middle of the set. With my right foot forward, it felt more controlled, I didn't need to stop, and as a result, it was a good RPE difference (between the two sides). I have done many Bulgarian split squats in the past, never adding as much weight, and they feel a bit wonky but I've never noticed a difference between the two legs as much as I did with these Hatfield squats.
I'm right-hand dominant, and naturally, I believe that I'll be more controlled with the right side of my body.
- How can I tell if the dissimilarities are caused by a muscularity difference between my left and right legs, or by a 'mechanical' difference between the balance I have on my left and right sides?
- Does the source of the dissimilarities matter?
- Is there anything I should be doing, in addition to more unilateral work, to improve?