PreparationGrasp barbell (maybe from rack) with wide mixed grip and stand upright. Keep arms straight and hold barbell in front of thighs.
ExecutionBend knees and hip, move hip backward down and knees forward until barbell reaches lower knees. Keep back straight and look ahead. Return by extending knees and hips. At top of motion flex shoulders and upper back. Repeat.
Variations / CommentsKeep barbell close to body. Maintain permanent muscular tension and keep looking forward. For complete range of motion lower barbell down to floor.
|Synergist||Quadriceps | Hip Adductors | Soleus|
|Stabilizers||Trapezius, Middle | Trapezius, Upper | Rhomboids | Erector Spinae | Rectus Abdominis | Obliques | Hamstrings | Gastrocnemius|