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Muscles Used


  • Hold your trunk tight and keep your back straight
  • Position the bar on your shoulders
  • Keeping your back straight squat down
  • Thighs should be parallel with the floor
  • Do not let your knees go past your toes
  • Lift the bar by almost fully extending your knees and hips

Muscles involved

  • Gluteus maximus
  • Rectus femoris
  • Vastus lateralis
  • Vastus medialis
  • Vastus intermedius
  • Adductor magnus
  • Biceps femoris
  • Semitendinosus
  • Semimembranosus
— Phil @ 12:11 am, August 14, 2006

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