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Muscles Used


  • Hold your trunk tight and keep your back straight
  • Take a step forward with one foot
  • (The step should enough so that it lines up with the knee of the rear leg)
  • Lower your body down
  • The knee on the rear leg should almost touch the floor
  • Push up with the front leg and return to the start position
  • Repeat with other side

Muscles involved

  • Gluteus maximus
  • Rectus femoris
  • Vastus lateralis
  • Vastus medialis
  • Vastus intermedius
  • Adductor magnus
  • Biceps femoris
  • Semitendinosus
  • Semimembranosus
— Phil @ 11:48 pm, August 13, 2006

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