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Muscles Used


  • Hold your trunk tight and keep your back straight
  • Grasp the bar slightly wider than shoulder width
  • Use an overhand or mixed grip
  • Lift the bar by almost fully extending your knees and hips
  • Pull shoulders back at the peak of the lift
  • Lower the bar to the start position

Muscles involved

  • Gluteus maximus
  • Adductor magnus
  • Rectus femoris
  • Vastus lateralis
  • Vastus medialis
  • Vastus intermedius
  • Erector spinae
  • Biceps femoris
  • Semitendinosus
  • Semimembranosus
— Mark @ 8:10 am, June 1, 2006

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