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Instructions

  1. Stand with feet shoulder width apart and bar resting across shoulders (bar should not be resting on neck).
  2. Slowly bend knees and lower body until thighs form a ninety-degree angle or are parallel with the ground.
  3. Slowly raise body to standing position without locking the knees to complete one repetition.
  4. When performing squats, your toes should remain in alignment with your knees and your knees should not extend past the toes.
  5. Do not excessively bend or twist your spine while performing this exercise.

Muscles Used:

  1. QUADRICEPS (RECTUS FEMORIS, VASTUT LATERALIS, VASTUS MEDIALIS, VASTUS INTERMEDIUS)
  2.  HAMSTRINGS (SEMIMEMBRANOSUS, SEMITENDINOSUS, BICEPS FEMORIS)
  3. BUTTOCKS (GLUTEUS MAXIMUS)
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