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Muscles Used


  • Hold your trunk tight and keep your back straight
  • Hold the dumbbells with your arms straight
  • Keep your legs straight
  • Lower the weights so they almost touch the floor
  • Lift the dumbbells by almost fully extending your hips and straightening your body so you are fully upright
  • Pull shoulders back at the peak of the lift

Muscles involved

  • Gluteus maximus
  • Erector spinae
  • Adductor magnus
  • Biceps femoris
  • Semitendinosus
  • Semimembranosus
— Phil @ 3:00 pm, August 13, 2006


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